(ECNS) -- China has developed a comprehensive and reliable detection system of water-related parameters to meet its urgent demand for addressing extreme weather alert as well as weather forecast in both short and long range.
The project, officially called "Industrialization and Commercialization of Equipment on Water-related Meteorological Parameters Measurement," is led by Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics and Hefei Institute of Physical Science.
Liu Dong, who led the project, conducted with his colleagues a series of research on water related meteorological elements and proposed developing an instrument integrating Lidar, cloud cover automatic observation instrument and precipitation weather detector to detect atmospheric water vapor and aerosol profile, cloud and precipitation.
The system they have developed is highlighted by high time resolution, full phase and day-to-night detection, which could provide weather stations with accurate data reference.
It has been tested to reveal good and stable performance as it took part in the campaign of ensuring a blue sky during “Two sessions” in Beijing this year.
The team had completed its engineering application, product stereotype, mass production as well as sales piloting after tackling key technical problems.
They plan to expand their applied research to other weather-related areas in future, for instance, accurate rainfall forecast, precise weather monitoring, short-term and impending forecast for photovoltaic power generation, airport take-off and landing weather warning.