FLOOD DETECTION

BY KEITH NUTHALL AND MARK ROWE
RESEARCHERS at the University of Essex have developed a new method of measuring rainfall accurately, that they claim could help improve the control of floods and reduce the potentially devastating losses that they can cause. The academics have devised a method of using dual-frequency microwave links to measure falling rain, which they say is more sensitive than existing rain gauge and radar methods. This is important, because computerised weather models depend for their accuracy on rainfall, temparature, pressure and wind ...


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