The Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR)
is equipped with a wide range of advanced meteorological radars, lidars
and radiometeres for remote sensing of the atmosphere from the ground.
Facility makes measurements of clear air turbulence and refractivity,
cloud characteristics, precipitation, water vapour and aerosol.
Measurements of these key parameters make a major contribution to
reducing current uncertainties in numerical weather and climate models.
addition to improving the prediction of climate change, the
measurements are being used to study the atmospheric processes that lead
to storms and flooding. The data collected at the facility is archived
and distributed by the BADC. CFARR is operated with support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).