Accession Number : ADA119172

Title :   The Platteville Radar Profiler as a Meteorological and Communications Engineering Tool.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Nastrom,Gregory D

PDF Url : ADA119172

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The basic operating principles and capabilities of the VHF pulsed Doppler radar located at Platteville, Colorado are discussed. Examples of horizontal and vertical wind speed measurements are presented, and the meteorological uses of these data are briefly outlined. The radar backscattered power is used to compute the refractivity turbulence structure constant. New results on the variability of the refractivity turbulence structure constant from about 5-15 km are given. Especially interesting is the large diurnal change of the constant in the upper atmosphere.

Descriptors :   *Doppler radar, *Colorado, *Stratosphere, Meteorological radar

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE