Accession Number : AD0263541

Title :   UTILIZATION OF AN/CPS-9 RADAR IN WEATHER ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : SANFORD,TOM E.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : During the thunderstorm seasons of 1959 and 1960 data were collected of subtropical thunderstorms occurring in north-central, central, and southeast Texas. The AN/CPS-9 radar was employed. Observations were obtained of radar reflectivities at various storm levels and maximum echo heights. Comparison of statistical summaries of Texas and New England thunderstorms reveals that tops of Texas thunderstorm echoes appear somewhat higher and reflectivities slightly less, at all levels, particularly in the lower parts of the storms. Due to the uncertainty in the absolute calibration of the radars no conclusion can be drawn that values of the radar reflectivity for Texas thunderstorms differ significantly from those for New England storms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS, *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, *STORMS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, METEOROLOGY, RADAR, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE