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Rain on the radar in Scotland

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Cutting edge radar technology is at the centre of a new collaboration between University of Leeds academics and other partners in a study to determine more precisely the relationship between clouds, precipitation and flooding in Scotland.

Dr Lindsay Bennett from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Leeds is responsible for operating the specialised Mobile X-band Radar for the study in Kinloss, which will be used observe rainfall patterns in the remote Moray Firth area.

Working with partners including the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Met Office and Scottish Water, the team will use the NCAS equipment (the only such radar in the UK) to help determine how to predict future flood events more accurately. Read more on the study here.

Photo: (From left-right) Jim Sharp (Met Office), Dr Ryan Neely (NCAS/University of Leeds), Dr Lindsay Bennett (NCAS/University of Leeds), Michael Cranston (SEPA) in front of the NCAS X-band Radar.

Photo credit: National Centre for Atmospheric Science