WW2010
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Remote Sensing
 
  introduction
 
> radars
 
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Radars
 
  introduction
 
  radar basics
 
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Applications
 
  tornadoes
 
  hurricanes
 
  forecasting
 
> flash floods
 
  snow storms
 
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Flash Floods
radar data is used to issue special weather statements

This image shows a map of radar-estimated precipitation totals for a 12 hour period. Since the radar reflectivity is closely related to the precipitation rate, the total amount of precipitation falling on a region over a fixed period of time can be determined by analyzing reflectivity field over that period.

[Image: radar-estimated precipitation totals (59K)]

The heaviest amounts are indicated in yellow and red. Flash flood warnings would be issued for the stream and river basins which drain these areas.



forecasting
Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

snow storms