Accession Number : AD0672840

Title :   THE ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING OF ATMOSPHERIC RADAR REFRACTIVITY.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE WASHINGTON D C*

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This publication details procedures whereby atmospheric refractivity is determined by using the AROWAGRAM (OPNAV FORM 3140-3) with a plastic overlay (NAVAIR 50-1P-1A). The overlay is distributed separately through normal supply channels for convenience. Since use of the AROWGRAM is peculiar to Navy activities, no distribution of the plastic overlay beyond the Department of the Navy is contemplated. This publication is issued as an aid to Naval Weather Service Units in satisfying an increasing requirement of the operating forces for radar refraction data. An attempt has been made to consolidate, simplify, and up-date available sources of information. Brevity and simplicity have been stressed to encourage wide usage, and no prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. The use of mathematical equations and formulas has been completely eliminated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR SIGNALS, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION), NAVAL OPERATIONS, PREDICTIONS, RADIOSONDES, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, L BAND, S BAND, X BAND, WIND

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE