As an important national institution in Peru the IGP publishes monthly bulletins about progress in the field of Geophysical science in Peru
... The April edition features an article about the new Radar System in Piura (PIUX).
The article explains the historical need for such Radar systems, especially in the region of North Peru and also gives a detailed overview of the technical capabilities of the system.
It is indicative for the development of the cooperation of various entities - national and international - within RadarNetPlus. The Bulletin is available here online for free
The conversion of Radar reflectivity to rain rate is a challenge in mountain regions. Johanna has achieved great results applying a machine lerning model based on the random forest approach ... The article compares previous results of the common stepwise calibration approach to the highly automatic method of determining influential parameters. The results are presented for a limited sector of the CAXX radar data but shall be used for the other areas and the other radars, too. The Article is available online for free from MDPI Remote sensing - special Issue Radar Meterology
UDEP has produced a video showing the implications of the new Radar for scientific progress as well as for the benefits of the society.... The implementation of the Radar is supported by various authorities in Peru and the video explains several applications for the data gathered by the instrument like flooding forecast, irrigation planning, ecological studies and touristic activities. Also it stresses the importance of placing the Radar at this site, where the global climate phenomenon El Niño impacts most heavily. watch on youtube
The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society is one of the highest ranked in the field of Meteorology....
In it´s June 2017 Edition the article "RADARNET-SUR FIRST WEATHER RADAR NETWORK IN TROPICAL HIGH MOUNTAINS" was published.
The Author-team of 21 scientists from ecuadorian and german institution are proud, that BAMS also chose the article and a picture of the CAXX-Radar
as the opener for the whole volume 98. The article details the achievements of the first three years of operating the Radar network and also some older
results from the LOXX-Radar in the ecuadorian Province of Zamora.
The Article is accesible here
Comparison of interpolated and radar based rainfall maps