A number of arguments on the global scale as to how to tackle problems arising from extreme weather, such as short localized rainstorms, tornados and other adverse phenomena, have been taking place recently. Subsequently, urgent needs have been recognized for the solution of localized weather forecasting as a part of social infrastructure so as to protect human lives and assets from unexpected natural disasters, i.e., river floods, landslides, etc., hence delivering better safety and peace of mind to the society.
Thanks to its compact and lightweight antenna, FURUNO X-band Doppler weather radar can be installed on the buildings in the cities or in the mountains, where it has been difficult to install the conventional large radar. FURUNO weather radar can monitor the precipitations at the low attitude, in the mountains or in the islands in real time, whereas the conventional satellite or large weather radar cannot observe. Since FURUNO weather radar deploys the solid-state transmitter, it does not need high electricity power or frequent parts replacement, and hence it reduces the operating cost. The multiple signal processing enables to observe the precipitations with higher degree of accuracy.
FURUNO weather radar is affordable and within reach of the municipality or private company. The redundant and reliable multi-radar system can also be configured. FURUNO weather radar will expand into many fields other than infrastructures.