2 edition of use of radar for studies of clouds found in the catalog.
use of radar for studies of clouds
Earl E. Gossard
1978 by Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English
|Statement||E. E. Gossard, Wave Propagation Laboratory.|
|Series||NOAA technical memorandum ; ERL WPL-39|
|Contributions||Wave Propagation Laboratory., Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 117 p. :|
|Number of Pages||117|
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Operational applications are explored, such as how radar imagery can be used to analyze and forecast convective and widespread weather systems. The book concludes with an overview of current research topics, including the study of clouds and precipitation using radars, signal processing, and data assimilation.
The dynamic characteristics of formation and development of hail cores in severe convective clouds are studied. The statistical sample of radar data included hail cells; for each cell the temporal distributions of measured and computed major radar parameters were constructed using the automated system of acquisition, processing, and Author: V.
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Working together, engineers, technicians, and scientists collectively design, develop and operate the advanced technology of radars that are used to study the atmosphere.
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The radar does have some logic built in to help it discriminate between precipitation and non-precipitation targets. Each resolution corresponds to a field of study, 5m resolution is adapted to fog and precipitation studies, the m mode is much more fitted for high clouds observation.
An intermediary mode is available. This innovative and brand new radar measures the reflected energy of the hydrometeors and can be linked to the water content of the. The generalized scheme for the region under study is constructed of three zones of generation of the first radar echo of the hail cells.
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Liev, V. Makitov. In these case studies the cloud boundaries determined by ceilometer and cloud radar were furthermore compared with wind profiler signal-to-noise ratio time series.
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This study focuses on: • Cloud top (or echo top) height inconsistencies between the contract weather aircraft reports and those observed on the two weather radars (WSRD and WSRC). • Identification of atmospheric conditions that may produce anomalous propagation of radar signals which result in misleading user display products (e.g.
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Modern weather radars are mostly pulse-Doppler radars, capable of detecting the motion of rain droplets in addition to the intensity of the precipitation. Whereas cloud radars typically exhibit enhanced sensitivity for the detection of these low-level cloud features, the ability of the scanning ARM cloud radar millimeter-wavelength radar for detection of the particular shallow and nonprecipitating boundary layer clouds from this dataset was improved owing to a reduced signal-to-clutter ratio and Cited by: Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.
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The other is to use radar to guide you along a desired course without necessarily deriving the actual coordinates of your position along that course.
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Using the vertical profiles of clouds and precipitation, an algorithm has been developed to determine the type of clouds present. Because cloud type corresponds to specific cloud physical properties, this step is needed to apply Cited by:.
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