Accession Number : AD0681857

Title :   JOINT ESSA/FAA ARTC RADAR WEATHER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WESTERN REGION

Personal Author(s) : Benner,Herbert P. ; Smith,DeVon B.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A description is given of the ARTC weather radar program. The successful use of ARTC radar exemplifies what can be achieved by exploiting the limited weather detection capabilities of ARTC radar. Weather Bureau Forecast Offices report that they are providing better weather services to aviation and the general public because of the availability of these radar data. The future use of ARTC radars for weather surveillance will depend largely on the establishment of a 'Weather Radar' network in the West and on the future reconfiguration of the FAA's National Air Space System. In the interim, the ESSA/FAA Joint ARTC Weather Radar program will continue to provide essential radar data to the forecaster and stand as an excellent example of cooperation between two Government agencies in providing public services. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, DETECTION, NETWORKS, COSTS, MOUNTAINS, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, THUNDERSTORMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE