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Met Office radar scanner. Roof-mounted doppler radar scanner on a Met Office building. Weather radar scanners are used to detect heavy rain and storm clouds within a radius of several hundred kilometres. They use pulse-doppler technology to detect the motion of rain drops and their intensity. This technology was developed in the late 1940s and the 1950s from the radar used in the Second World War. The Met Office is the UK's national weather monitoring and forecasting service. Photographed in Bracknell, on the roof of the headquarters for the Met Office. These headquarters were constructed between 1959 and 1962, and were located here until 2003.
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