Accession Number : AD0654127

Title :   APPLICATION OF RADAR TO MEASUREMENT OF SURFACE PRECIPITATION.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept. no. 3, 1 Sep 66-31 Mar 67,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Austin,Pauline M.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Installation of two new radars operating at 10 cm with a 1.3 degree beam and at 3.2 cm with a 1 degree beam has been completed. They are equipped with logarithmic receivers, pulse integrators, and sweep integrators for quantitative observations. In the investigation of precipitation patterns in various storm types, a study has been made of the structure of thunderstorms in a squall line and also of scattered air mass thunderstorms. Structure and behavior of precipitation associated with coastal cyclones is being analyzed in detail. All available drop size data from sections of the east coast between New England and North Carolina are being scrutinized for the purpose of selecting individual storms which have drop size characteristics significantly different from the average. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION), METEOROLOGY, MEASUREMENT, STORMS, SNOW, RAINFALL, RAINDROPS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE