Due to the factors mentioned above, measuring rainfall through a radar requires the physical comprehension of the meaning of the measure itself and of the factors that affect the precision of the transformation of the the rainfall intensities at ground level. The effort on this area has been postponed since the 40s, when the weather radar was developed. The goal was to do research on radar technology in order to be able to use the radar promptly for meteorological forecasting.
Nowadays, the greatest, and added value that the radar has, is the possibility of using it for modeling purposes and for water management. However, a significant research and development effort needs to be done in order to design and develop algorithms valid for the climatologic conditions of the Mediterranean thunderstorms, algorithms that will allow the optimization of the quantitative estimation of the rainfall intensity.