IDRA reflectivity

Near-Realtime Reflectivity Measurements of IDRA

    TU Delft polarimetric X-band IRCTR Drizzle Radar

  • IDRA is installed at the top of meterological measurement tower at the Cabauw experimental site for atmospheric research in the Netherlands (CESAR);
  • it is scanning horizontally at a low elevation angle;
  • the image is updated once every minute when the radar is operating;
  • the data is freely available for scientific purposes under the CESAR data policy.
  • animation of todays reflectivity measurements of IDRA

    Links of interest

  • TU Delft's ATMOS group operating the radar: weblog, homepage
  • Real-time measurements from our profiling radar TARA at Cabauw
  • IDRA data download from the CESAR database (reflectivity only):
  • Browse through IDRA's reflectivity measurements available from the CESAR database: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • IDRA data download from the 3TU.Datacenter: 3TU.Datacenter
  • Browse through the quicklooks of IDRA data available from the 3TU.Datacenter: quicklooks
  • Rainfall rates and differential phases estimated from IDRA data: October 2010 - January 2012