Accession Number : AD0615095
Title : A COMPARISON OF RAIN GAGE AND DUALFREQUENCY RADAR DATA OF PRECIPITATION.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Owens,John A. ,Jr.
Report Date : MAY 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 73
Abstract : A dual-frequency radar system of 3.2-cm and 10.3-cm wave lengths was used to measure the reflectivity of a storm cell. The relationship between radar reflectivity, Z, and rainfall rate, R, permits computation of R when Z is measured. In this study, correlation coefficients were computed between measured R and observed Z. The radar pattern is fitted to the actual rainfall intensity pattern. This method, at present, does not lend itself to quantitative measurement of rainfall intensity; however, reliable estimates of the rainfall distribution are possible.
Descriptors : (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RAINFALL), (*RAINFALL, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), STORMS, RAINDROPS, RADAR REFLECTIONS, INTENSITY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE