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Dear participants,

ERAD builds a bridge between academia, industry and weather services. It has a long tradition in fostering the interaction between scientists, engineers and agencies responsible of operational radar networks around the world. Experts meet experts. Newcomers have the possibility to meet seniors in the field, to attend training courses, to get an overview following the talks and poster presentations, and to present their first studies to the community. Weather services and research groups that are interested in the latest technological developments can talk to the experts of the manufacturers at their booth, both virtually and in person at the conference centre. 

There will be three interactive training courses organized on Sunday (28 August), one on microphysical polarimetric fingerprints, one on nowcasting of precipitation, and one on open-source software for radar data processing

Visit the page dedicated to our shortcourses here 

The conference officially starts on Monday morning (29 August) with a welcome note and a session dedicated to international cooperation. The abstracts are subdivided into 19 sessions covering the relevant topics in the field. There are keynotes, lectures, poster and oral presentations. Posters are displayed during the entire conference week; there is no rotation. And, there is a new format of presentations, so-called “triplets”, a 30-minute talk that unifies 3 abstracts on a common topic into 1 presentation. For the first time, the ERAD conference can be attended remotely or in physical presence at Locarno, Switzerland.


See you soon!


Your Organizing Committee


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Artificial intelligence

Climatological studies

Clutter, interferences, insects and the like

Frequency-diversity, airborne and spaceborne

Hail and severe convection

Hardware, calibration and monitoring

Hydrological applications

International cooperation


Nowcasting of convection and thunderstorms

Nowcasting of precipitation

Orographic precipitation

Phased-array and emerging technologies


Quantitative precipitation estimation

Radar in numerical weather prediction

Radar operations and networks (poster only)

Radar signal and Doppler processing




In addition to the keynotes, there will also be lectures. The idea of the lectures is to promote training of the radar community and newcomers. Lectures are on selected key topics and cover the principles of the topic including main developments and findings from recent research projects. The lectures are intended for the audience of ERAD specialized in radar meteorology and hydrology. But, as opposed to the regular talks and the keynotes, the central goal of the lectures is “teaching” at a high level.  



On the generation of stochastic simulations of rainfall in space and time


Dual-polarisation applications


Radar measurements of wind and rainfall from space


A scaling law for the raindrop size distribution: approaching its 30th anniversary, but still going strong!

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