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