Since radar was invented in the 1930’s and ’40’s, it has become an important tool in observing the weather. Now, more than half a century later, many of us depend upon the animated radar images provided on television weather reports, the internet and through other means to give us a visual image of what the weather is doing now and what we can expect in the near future. “Radar for Meteorologists” explains how weather radars operate, what they show, and how to interpret their displays.

Radar echoes are now available inside your automobile! The image above came from a car navigation screen.

Radar - a tool for every one interested in the weather