Japan Turns Over Two (2) State-of-the-Art Doppler Radars to PAGASA

The country's weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) received two (2) state-of-the-art Doppler radars from the national government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

JICA turns over the Doppler radar which are now used in Aparri and Guiuan Radar stations, the turn-over ceremony was held on Friday, February 3 at the PAGASA Weather and Flood Forecasting Center in Diliman, Quezon City.

According to PAGASA last May 2016, the agency submitted a project proposal to the Government of Japan through JICA on the upgrading of its weather radar systems to a state-of-the-art Doppler radars.

JICA on their part dispatched technical experts and consultants to the Philippines who conducted the Preliminary Study of the "Project for the Improvement of Meteorological Radar Systems in the Philippines," in November to December 2007.

The PAGASA project funded by JICA established Doppler Radar Stations at Virac (Catanduanes), Aparri (Cagayan), and Guiuan (Eastern Samar); and develop short-range forecasting/now casting system for Cagayan and Northern Luzon, Catanduanes and Bicol Region and Samar/Leyte area.

The weather bureau also noted during the turn-over ceremony that the JICA-funded project was completed in September 2013. The completion of the project contributes to the improved accuracy of forecast and the timelines of warnings that minimize human casualties and damages to properties due to the occurrence of weather disturbances and the associated floods and landslides, PAGASA noted.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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