Accession Number : AD0643258

Title :   A STUDY OF RADAR METEOROLOGICAL FINDINGS RELATED TO RADAR WEATHER DETECTION AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Sause,Robert J.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A study was conducted which encompassed a review of fundamentals and progress to date in the field of radar meteorology. The basic purpose of the study was the correlation of the findings of known authorities relative to the classification of radar reflectivity as a function of weather phenomena and the operational significance of these characteristics to aviation and air traffic control. It was concluded that the general classification of radar reflectivity as a function of weather phenomena provides a useful measure of relationship between reflectivity levels and associated degrees of turbulence. Recommendations included the continuation of Federal Aviation Agency-supported programs and the development of systems to eliminate weather clutter from displays by substitution of controlled contour outlines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, SEARCH RADAR, RADAR REFLECTIONS, TURBULENCE

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE