Accession Number : ADA285845


Title :   Radar Studies of Aviation Hazards


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : HUGHES STX CORP LEXINGTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Harris, F I ; Donaldson, Ralph S , Jr ; Smalley, David J ; Tung, Shu-Lin


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285845.pdf


Report Date : 31 May 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : During the first year of this contract, research was directed toward the development of new techniques to monitor and forecast weather related aviation hazards with Doppler weather radar. Focus was on the characterization of the structure of severe convective storms and of synoptic scale baroclinic fronts. One aspect that was examined is the detection and quantization of the weak echo region usually seen in severe convective storms. Another has been the search for lightning precursors. Finally, considerable effort has been expended on the automated depiction of the wind and precipitation structure associated with baroclinic fronts. Doppler weather radar, Automated techniques, Front detection, Gradient computation, Severe storm structure, Lightning precursors.


Descriptors :   *DOPPLER RADAR , *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR , COMPUTATIONS , DETECTION , CONTRACTS , WEATHER , HAZARDS , PRECURSORS , STRUCTURES , WIND , RADAR , REGIONS , PRECIPITATION , LIGHTNING , ECHOES , SCALE , STORMS , QUANTIZATION , MONITORS , AVIATION SAFETY , GRADIENTS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE