Guide to Operational Weather Radar Best Practices (WMO-No. 1257)

A primary activity of the WMO Joint Expert Team on Operational Weather Radars (JET-OWR) is the development of new and more detailed developmental, operational and technical guidance on weather radars. This guidance has been written with the objective to provide a single point of reference for operational weather radar practices in the form of the Guide to Operational Weather Radar Best Practices (WMO-No. 1257).

An introduction to the Guide to Operational Weather Radar Best Practices is available here (presentation given by Dr. Daniel Michelson at Japan Meteorological Agency weather radar workshop in January 2023. Recording courtesy of JMA).

An additional description of the expected content of the guide is available here

2023 Edition of Volumes I-III and VII has been published and is available in the WMO e-library here. The other volumes are still under preparation. 

Volume Content Draft Available for Review
I Weather Radar Network Program Design 2023 Edition
II Weather Radar Technology 2023 Edition
III Weather Radar Procurement 2023 Edition
IV Weather Radar Siting, Configuration and Scan Strategies 2024 Provisional edition
V Weather Radar Calibration, Monitoring and Maintenance 2024 Provisional edition
VI Weather Radar Data Processing 2024 Provisional edition
VII Weather Radar Data Representation and International Exchange 2023 Edition
VIII Weather Radar Glossary of Terminology Under preparation