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New meteorological radar will increase early response capacity

Altamira, Tamaulipas — Conagua has installed a new meteorological radar that they say has a range of up to 600 kilometers to define meteorological phenomenon. Conagua personnel say the new radar will increase the capacity for early response.

The Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) says as part of their project to rehabilitate and strengthen infrastructure of the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the National Water Commission (Conagua) installed the new meteorological radar in Altamira, Tamaulipas.

The device will improve the climatic and hydrological forecasts for the region as well as allowing relevant information to be provided at the national level. The radar will also improve the efficiency of the Conagua Meteorological Radar Network, which the agency says, translates into greater coverage and better precision.

The new radar will allow for improved observation and surveillance of extreme hydrometeorological phenomena as well as the collection of data. The device will have a range of up to 600 kilometers from which 400 kilometers can be to specify the magnitude, intensity and force of a cyclone.

It will now be be possible to calculate the category and forecast the probable trajectory of storms from twice the distance, since the previous maximum range of measurements was 200 kilometers.