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Marco2001

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Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« on: April 12, 2011, 05:51:04 PM »
Doppler radar for weather forecast



This idea goes like this. Mars Colony has a small Doppler radar on the roof. This radar creates a doppler-map of the surrounding terrain (up to few houndrets kilometers away). This map shows where it's calm and where it's not. This map changes slowly and randomly (some storms are born and other fade), and moves in the wind dirrection (which is also random, but changes slowly).
If the storm (the BIG RED DOT) cross-over the map area, there will be storm.
Storms are surrounded by dust-fog areas (Multiple Yellow dots), and if you'r base isn't hit by the storm area, it will most likely be hit by a fog-storm.
Other types of weather phenomena has other colours (like: Cold-Storm or Global Dust-storm).
The intensity of the dot colour tells us how strong the phenomena is.
The dot size and wind speed tells us how fast the storm will pass-by.



So the weather is random, but you can forecast it to a some degree ahead. Player can simply come to the doppler-radar console and see the doppler map. If he see's that a big red dot is comming streight at the base, he will alert other marsonauts to get to a shelter.
If he thinks that the storm will not hit the base dirrectly and only pass-by (fog-storm) he will tell other players to not be alarmed.
And becouse the map changes slowly in a random pattern, he will never have a 100% forecast efficiency.

Poland here. My time: GMT + 1h
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I'am an Astrobiology/Biology student.

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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 10:09:09 AM »
Yeah, in the design now just havent got there

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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 10:18:56 AM »
Cool.

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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 12:29:54 PM »
 ;)     nice idea.    another thing to check before you go for a ride with the rover.

it will be a life-safing issue to get the weather-report. 
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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 01:22:02 PM »
I want to add weather sensor/transmitters that feed data back to the base. More stuff for you to deal with. Normally you would have a center radar like the doppler but for game sake and missions to accomplish the 4 mini stations will feed the data. The dot map I created for the gpr/drill/sample is the technology to be used to show the weather but issues with it prevent the update for now. All in due time

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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 06:12:19 PM »
You mean GEP? (Geophysical Package)
http://hyperkat.com/litterbox/index.php?topic=288.0


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Re: Doppler radar for weather forecast - Idea
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 01:43:42 PM »
 ;D    aaah....thats fine.    another outdoor mission.    i always love this part. 
  looking forward to this.


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