Accession Number : AD0677413

Title :   SUMMARY OF RADAR-RAINFALL RESEARCH 1952-1968.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 3,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY URBANA

Personal Author(s) : Stout,G. E. ; Mueller,E. A. ; Sims,A. L. ; Cataneo,R. ; Huff,F. A.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A summary of research activities and their highlights during the past sixteen years has been prepared in order to focus on the state of knowledge concerning the measurement of rainfall with 3-cm radar. Much effort has been expended on determining the raindrop size distributions for many climatic areas. In order to evaluate the radar, dense networks of rain gages were employed. The availability of the radar and a dense network of raingages has resulted in numerous applications of these facilities for related studies in hydrometeorology, cloud physics and weather modification experiments. In summary, a well calibrated radar is capable of measuring rainfall which is equivalent to about one gage in 60 square miles, detects severe storms, etc., but its utilization is limited due to lack of instrumentation to properly process the large amount of data that becomes available to the user and to the meteorological variance between storms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *RAINFALL), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, RAINDROPS, PARTICLE SIZE, DISTRIBUTION, NETWORKS, HYGROMETERS, STORMS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, BACKSCATTERING, RADAR REFLECTIONS, ATTENUATION, DETECTION, MASERS, CAMERAS, ACCURACY, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE