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Comparison between reflectivity statistics at heights of 3 and 6 km and rain rate statistics at ground levelAn experiment was conducted to study the relations between the empirical distribution functions of reflectivity at specified locations above the surface and the corresponding functions at the surface. A bistatic radar system was used to measure continuously the scattering cross section per unit volume at heights of 3 and 6 km. A frequency of 3.7 GHz was used in the tests. It was found that the distribution functions for reflectivity may significantly change with height at heights below the level of the melting layer.
Document ID
19760037473
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Crane, R. K. (MIT Lexington, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Meeting Information
Radar Meteorology Conference(Houston, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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