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Title: Anglian radar information project : report no. 4 : aspects of precipitation observation and quantitative estimation with weather radar
Author: A. Tilford
Author: I.D. Cluckie
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This is the fourth report to be submitted as part of the Anglian Radar Information Project. The main purpose of the report is to provide an insight into the theoretical background of weather radar observation and quantitative estimation of precipitation. Chapter 2 presents a brief introduction to the basic principles underlying precipitation observation and quantitative estimation using weather radar, whilst chapter 3 covers in some detail those factors which influence the quantitative estimation of precipitation intensities. The emphasis is on those aspects which are directly relevant to and will aid understanding and comprehension of, quantitative precipitation estimation and will therefore enable the radar adjustment schemes developed during the course of the Anglian Radar Information Project to be placed in a realistic and proper context Hence topics such as beam attenuation, ground clutter, earth curvature, anomalous propagation and bright band are all discussed in a theoretical manner. The UK weather radar network, the characteristics of the radars operating as pan of this network, and the radar products disseminated by the Meteorological Office are included in the Report appendices. In particular, aspects of radar data resolution in space, time and intensity, are discussed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Salford
Subject Keywords: Rain gaugesRainfallMeteorologyRadarForecasting
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 27
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4157
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