Accession Number : ADA294882

Title :   Weather Forecasting, Radar Availability Requirement Not Being Met.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT D IV

PDF Url : ADA294882

Report Date : 31 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : NEXRAD is a Doppler radar system that measures wind velocity in severe weather, tracks storm movement and intensity, and generates data and imagery for forecasters and other users, such as air traffic controllers. NEXRAD is expected to provide improved weather radar information, thus increasing the accuracy, timeliness, and credibility for warnings of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, turbulence, wind shear, and other types of hazardous weather and related events. The radars are also expected to be extremely useful in analyzing a variety of other weather events, including estimating accumulated rainfall and analyzing large-scale precipitation systems. (MM)

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *WEATHER FORECASTING, DOPPLER RADAR, TURBULENCE, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, STORMS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, WIND VELOCITY, RAINFALL, AVIATION SAFETY, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE