Vertically Pointing Radar

Vertically Pointing Radar (VPR) provide height-resolved information about rainfall micro-physical processes directly above a monitoring location. VPR can be used for direct calibration of scanning radars and to account for uncertainties in relating radar measurements to surface rain-rate.

WRNZ are the New Zealand agent for Metek Micro Rain Radars. MRR are suitable for a variety of meteorological, aviation and geological hazard applications.

WRNZ currently run a Metek MRR-PRO in Auckland. The equipment is collecting data to further improve rainfall estimates from scanning radar in the Auckland Region. A description of the work may be found here:

Water NZ Conference 2017 "OPERATIONAL USE OF RAIN RADAR IN AUCKLAND"

Vertically Pointing Radar

Metek MRR vertically pointing radars