Applications of Weather Radar Systems: A Guide to Data, " gives a brief, general description of numerical Uses of Radar Data in Meteorology and Hydrology. weather prediction and methods of short-range fore- casting using radar data and the techniques of echo C. G. Collier. 1989. 294 pp. $99.95. hardbound. clustering, contouring, tracking, and related meth- John Wile y & Sons. ods. Methods for forecasting severe weather using vertically integrated water content are mentioned, According to the preface, this book was developed and the use of Doppler radar to detect and nowcast in recognition of the importance to meteorology and severe weather (e.g., a microburst) is briefly dis- hydrology of both the measurement and forecasting cussed. of precipitation. The aim of the book is to provide a Chapter 7, "Flood Forecasting by Radar Data," practical guide to using radar data in these disciplines and chapter 8, "Hydrometeorological Studies," by describing what has been accomplished previ- ously. would probably appeal to hydrologists. The chapters discuss hydrological models, the contribution of ra- The book discusses a wid e variety of topics in 294 pages. It has unusually extensive references which dar data to hydrological forecasting, and various pre- are surprisingly up-to-date. The
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