Accession Number : AD0286801

Title :   APPLICATION OF WEATHER RADAR TO FALLOUT PREDICTION

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. no. 17, 1 Mar-31 May 62

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : AUSTIN, PAULINE M.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Because of an unusually dry spring, data were taken infrequently during the past quarter. Only six good storms were recorded; these included two cases of thunderstorms with hail. Progress in instrumentation was excellent. Devices for quantization of the output from the delay-line integrator and for the simultaneous display of several intensity levels were completed and tested. They are ready to be incorporated into the system for routine observations. An AN/CPS-9 radar has been received from U.S. Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory and is being stored until the building on which it is to be installed is complete. Meanwhile the RHI display will be used with the SCR-615-B radar. Work is continuing on reduction of intensity contour data to digital form an on analysis of the vertical structure of storms. Computations concerning the dispersion of the radioactive cloud from a 10KT detonation in various wind fields are nearly complete. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *FALLOUT, DATA PROCESSING, INSTRUMENTATION, METEOROLOGY, RADAR SIGNALS, STORMS.

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