Accession Number : AD0616896

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF ATTENUATION OF 3.2-CM RADIATION BY SUBTROPICAL PRECIPITATION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Patton,Robert W.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A quantitative study was made of the attenuation of 3.2-cm microwave energy by subtropical precipitation. Theoretical and practical aspects of the problem are considered. The empirical relationships between cloud and radar parameters are examined. Attenuation factors for 3.2-cm radiation are determined from data obtained from a dual-frequency radar system. Comparisons are made of the results obtained from the dual-frequency system with those from a single radar. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, WAVE PROPAGATION), (*RADAR INTERFERENCE, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ATTENUATION), (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, RADAR INTERFERENCE), ATMOSPHERES, GASES, CLOUDS, RAINDROPS, RADAR REFLECTIONS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, SUPERHIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE