Accession Number : AD0653014

Title :   RADAR ANGELS AND ATMOSPHERIC CONVECTION IN ARIZONA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Carlson,Arthur V.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Anomalous clear atmosphere returns of X-Band vertically pointing radar signals observed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, during September - October 1964, are examined in conjunction with analysis of low level atmospheric convection. It is concluded that the radar echoes, commonly termed dot angels were produced by sharp gradients in refractive index across the boundary surfaces of convective air parcels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR REFLECTIONS, *CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC)), CLOUDS, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, INSECTS, CUMULUS CLOUDS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, RADIOSONDES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE