Weather Station - Doppler Radar


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This would be a new platform that you build like the printer, smelter, etc. It displays weather patterns monitored by a Doppler radar stations you must deploy. The radar stations can be crafted on the printer or the weather station itself, which you would then go around and place at various locations (top of mountains, middle of plains, and so on). You would only have coverage to the extent of the radar grid you have deployed. Radar stations might require constant power to function, so add a solar panel and/or battery to keep them up and running. A portable alert system could be added to your backpack to trigger an alert that something dangerous may be approaching - get back to the station for details. Multiple weather stations can link into the same radar grid. Beacons (truck, habitat, spacecraft, standalone) would also show up helping give relative position of storms.

 This would become more useful if/when more extreme weather patterns are developed as have been discussed on other threads. Maybe a planet has a slow moving, but very dangerous storm system that you really want to track.

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What if it was a device that was kept on your person? Similar to a pip boy in fallout? Some type of watch/device that alerts you when to get back to home base, or whether or not the planet is often times windy or mostly sunny.  It would be perfect for helping you to decide on what to build to power your station most efficiently. 

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