Accession Number : AD0714191

Title :   Weather Radar Investigations on the BOMEX.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Hudlow,Michael D.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (ASL), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, participated in the Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) from May through July 1969. A radar team, using an AN/MPS-34 weather radar from ASL, provided 24-hour radar surveillance of all echo areas within vicinity of the BOMEX array. The primary objective was to obtain measurements of storm characteristics, including reflectivity distributions, for the duration of BOMEX. Radar scope photography was employed. Time-lapse photographs with 'gain-stepping' were taken with an automatic 35mm camera. In addition, a minimum of one polaroid photo every three hours was collected for real-time documentation. Elevation sequences were taken twice daily. A description of the experiment, including all pertinent information and calibrations necessary for interpretation of the films, is presented. Some preliminary analyses of the radar pictures, primarily the polaroid photos, have been made. Storm characteristics such as size, height, and intensity, are illustrated. The temporal and spatial variations in echo statistics are considered. Recommendations concerning further processing and analyses of the radar film and other data pertinent to deriving precipitation inputs for a line integral experiment, are offered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR), STORMS, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, REFLECTIVITY, RAINFALL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RADAR IMAGES, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE