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Radar Observation of Insects - MosquitoesTests were conducted at several sites over the coastal lowlands of New Jersey and over a region of high plains and low mountains in Oklahoma. In one area, a salt marsh in New Jersey, extensive ground tests were combined with laboratory data on expected insect backscatter to arrive at an extremely convincing model of the insect origin of most Dot Angels. A great deal of insight was studied from radar on the buildup and dispersal of insect swarms, since radar can follow where other means of trapping and observation cannot. Data on large-scale behavior as a function of wind and topography are presented. Displayed techniques which show individual or small swarm motion within some larger cloud or mass, or which can show the overall motion over great distances were developed. The influence of wind and terrain on insect motion and dispersal is determined from radar data.
Document ID
19790011429
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Frost, E.
(Rutgers Univ. Fort Monmouth, NJ, United States)
Downing, J.
(Army Electronics Command)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Wallops Flight Center Radar, Insect Population Ecology, and Pest Management
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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