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Precipitation radar in the Peruvian Andes

For a better understanding of the impact of rain or snow on the Peruvian glaciers and water resources, an international team has installed a precipitation radar in the highlands of Peru.

christian huggel in the video of the radar installation

The radar measures different precipitation parameters like liquid / solid or the intensity of rainfall/snow. The new project AugaFuturo is an initiative of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the German Research Foundation.

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