Difference between a true color radar and a color radar



​What is the difference between a true color radar and a color radar?


​With a true color radar the return signal strength from the target(s) determines the color represented on the display for the target(s). Strong targets are depicted in warm colors, such as red. Weak targets are represented in cool colors such as yellows and greens. 
A good example would be observing a thunder storm with your true color radar. With the radar properly set up and adjusted you can see strong cells within the storm depicted in reds. Areas of the storm with light rain are depicted in yellows and greens.
A "color" radar represents all targets in one color, no matter what the signal strength is.
Note: All Furuno color radars are true color radars.