Accession Number : AD0274730

Title :   ON THE MAXIMUM VERTICAL EXTENT OF CONVECTIVE CLOUDS

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : JORDAN,C.L.

Report Date : 15 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An attempt is made to examine the credibility and explore the implications of the reports of convective clouds to extreme heights which have been indicated by radar in recent years. The extreme cases have not been verified by independent observations and it is shown that inherent limitations in radar observations of convective cloud heights are such as to raise serious doubts in regard to the accuracy of many of the extreme echo heights which have been reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS, *CONVECTION, *HEIGHT FINDING, ECHO RANGING, ERRORS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADAR SCANNING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE