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online remote sensing guide
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Steven E. Hall
Radars have an important role in the field of meteorology. These
devices send out and receive signals providing valuable information about
the location and intensity of precipitation. Advanced Doppler radar technology
goes beyond simple detection to providing high resolution reflectivity
and estimated velocity data, which is vital to short term forecasting and
severe weather prediction.
The purpose of this module is to introduce the
basics of radar meteorology,
features of WSR-88D and MDR
radar imagery, and how to interpret
Doppler velocity patterns.
The Radar Meteorology module has been organized into the following sections:
Last Update: 07/23/97
The sending and retrieving of signals, detecting a target and
different scanning modes.
WSR-88D and MDR radar imagery.
Various wind patterns depicted through Doppler radar estimated winds.
Applications in tornado and hurricane detection, short term forecasting
and other areas.
Those who contributed to the development of this module.