Accession Number : AD0668090

Title :   USE OF THE AN/FPS-77 FOR QUANTITATIVE WEATHER RADAR MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers no. 137,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Paulsen,Wilbur H.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A review is made of the assumptions that must be made in using a weather radar set for quantitative measurements of weather echoes. A simplified derivation is provided showing the relationship between the purely meteorological 'radar reflectivity factor' Z and the radar received power for any weather radar set when the assumptions are fulfilled. A nomogram furnished for use with the AN/FPS-77 enables a simple conversion of receiver power to Z values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, RADAR REFLECTIONS, REFLECTIVITY, BACKSCATTERING, MEASUREMENT, RAYLEIGH SCATTERING, NOMOGRAPHS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE