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NOTES (3 cm, AN/TPS-10A) uses RHI presenta- indicating, presumably, that the precipita- tion. With its antenna pointed in any par- tion is in the form of snow. ticular' azimuth direction, it scans vertically As our work progresses, and particularly and plots a vertical section through the when we have obtained and analyzed re- atmosphere, altitude against range in rec- sults from a number of coordinated air- tangular coordinates. These vertical sections ground studies, we hope to make contribu- are particularly interesting. If precipitation tions in the following directions: First is falling through the freezing isotherm it through the routine operation of our radar usually shows as a layer of strong radar systems, we can certainly add to the general return extending from the freezing isotherm fund of observational material. Second, our downward for about 2000 feet. The return simultaneous, quantitative measurements of from below this layer is usually stronger both radar parameters and actual meteoro- than from above, in fact often nothing can logical factors aloft should yield more com- be detected above the layer. The condition plete physical data than have been pre- is typical of warm front types of precipita- viously available. And finally, we hope that tion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
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1520-0477
DOI
10.1175/1520-0477-28.3.117
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Abstract

(3 cm, AN/TPS-10A) uses RHI presenta- indicating, presumably, that the precipita- tion. With its antenna pointed in any par- tion is in the form of snow. ticular' azimuth direction, it scans vertically As our work progresses, and particularly and plots a vertical section through the when we have obtained and analyzed re- atmosphere, altitude against range in rec- sults from a number of coordinated air- tangular coordinates. These vertical sections ground studies, we hope to make contribu- are particularly interesting. If precipitation tions in the following directions: First is falling through the freezing isotherm it through the routine operation of our radar usually shows as a layer of strong radar systems, we can certainly add to the general return extending from the freezing isotherm fund of observational material. Second, our downward for about 2000 feet. The return simultaneous, quantitative measurements of from below this layer is usually stronger both radar parameters and actual meteoro- than from above, in fact often nothing can logical factors aloft should yield more com- be detected above the layer. The condition plete physical data than have been pre- is typical of warm front types of precipita- viously available. And finally, we hope that tion

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 1947

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