Accession Number : ADP004210

Title :   The Potential of the NEXRAD (Next Generation Weather Radar) Radar System for Warning of Bird Hazards,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY URBANA

Personal Author(s) : Larkin,R. P.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Flying birds pose a dangerous and costly problem for aviation. Warning to pilots of hazardous movements of birds could be available with the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) currently being developed cooperatively by three U.S. government agencies. For several kinds of bird hazards, it should be feasible to develop computer algorithms to provide automated hazard warnings in real time. Reflectivity, Doppler speed, and differential reflectivity data taken with a prototype 10-cm NEXRAD radar establish the usefulness of NEXRAD for obtaining information on birds.

Descriptors :   *Aviation safety, *Birds, Hazards, Radar tracking, WArning systems, Identification, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE