At 2nd Nordic Weather radar workshop, the scope was "To identify commonly prioritized quality control and product generation methodologies and organize their introduction to the NORDRAD/BALTRAD network. " As a result of a brainstorming workshop, a list of challenges was composed, and each challenge classified with star rating, and estimates of magnitude and frequency in Northern Europe.

In the table below you can find one page descriptions of what was considered three-star problems for either research or operational weather service. Short descriptions of most of the two- and one-star problems are here, too (DRAFT). Any comments to the descriptions are appreciated.

Importance of each problem is not the same in each country: just think about importance of mountains in Norway compared to Netherlands. Thus, a national rating is to be completed. Here, "national" means subjective view of the participating person. That is still better than a view of a foreigner.

A gallery of examples has been created by two students.

Challenge Rating

Classification (magnitude, frequency) (Same in RTF )

National priorities of participating institutes. (Same in RTF and an empty form )

Challenge descriptions

Single issue descriptions as html or pdf, rich text format and plain text.

1.1 Vertical dBZ profile RTF txt
1.2 Attenuation by precip. RTF txt
1.3 Total beam overshooting RTF txt
1.4 Sea clutter
1.5 Ground clutter
1.6 AP clutter
1.7 Hail RTF txt
1.8 Beam blockage and
propagation changes
RTF txt
1.9 Radar siting RTF txt
1.10 Suboptimal compositing algorithms RTF txt
1.11 Gauge adjustment -
1.12 Availability of polar data -
1.13 Orographic enhancement and lee effects RTF txt
1.14 Hardware
1.15 Absence of metadata (EUMETNET Opera)
1.16 Meteorological algorithms (ERAD)
1.17 Data assimilation to models (COST717)

2. Moderate challenges Same in Text only and Rich text format

3. Minor challenges Same in Text only and Rich text format