Accession Number : AD0841822

Title :   METEOROLOGICAL RADAR IN THE SERVICE OF AVIATION (RADAR METEOROLOGICZNY NA USLUGACH LOTNICTWA),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Parczewski, Wladyslaw

Report Date : 05 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The adaptation of radar to the needs of Meteorology has paved the way to all around investigations of the processes taking place in the atmosphere. Radar enabled pictures of a variety of meteorological phenomena, in the form similar to that of x-ray pictures. Radar enables us to 'see' at great distances the disintegration of rainfall or snowfall particles in a cloud; to observe their growth to determine the level at which snowflakes melt; to locate with precision rainfall and storm zones over vast areas. Poland's first meteorological radar was set up a few years ago at Legionowo near Warsaw, in the Aerology Department of the State Hydro-Meteorological Institute (PIHM). The photographs on two pages represent the original results obtained in Polish climatic conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, AVIATION SAFETY), RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, CLOUDS, CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS, RADAR ANTENNAS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, DOPPLER EFFECT, STORMS, POLAND.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE