Accession Number : AD0700421

Title :   SPACE-TIME CHARACTERISTICS OF CLEAR-SKY RADAR RETURNS.

Descriptive Note : R. E. Gibson Library bulletin translation series,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Brylev,G. B. ; Fedorov,A. A.

Report Date : 10 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The space-time characteristics of coherent clear-sky radar returns, obtained from a layer of the atmosphere 150 m thick, over various time intervals at altitudes from 1 to 2 km are examined. An analysis of the statistical breakdown of the radar returns is made. It is shown that the sizes of the zones of enhanced radar reflectivity are as much as 300 m vertically and 1-6 km horizontally. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *RADAR REFLECTIONS), (*CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, RADAR REFLECTIONS), RADAR SIGNALS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, COHERENT RADAR, WIND, CUMULUS CLOUDS, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE