3D-PAWS in action
Real-time monitoring of precipitation in un-gauged or minimally gauged river basins can provide input to flash flood guidance and early warning decision support systems to support delivery of flood alerts.
3D-PAWS can support water resource management tools to improve reservoir operation for fresh water supplies and the generation of hydroelectric power.
3D-PAWS can help monitor conditions leading to outbreaks of diseases such as meningitis and malaria.
Observations from the 3D-PAWS network can be assimilated into regional numerical weather prediction systems such as the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model to improve mesoscale weather forecasts.
Other applications include operation of irrigation systems (e.g., center pivots) and agricultural crop monitoring.