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1983 lightning, turbulence, wind shear, and Doppler radar studies at the National Severe Storms LaboratoryAs part of continuing research on aviation related weather hazards, numerous experiments were incorporated into the 1983 Spring Observation Program. This year's program was an abbreviated one because of commitments made to the development of the Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) project. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) P-3 Orion and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) RB-57B and U-2 were the main aircraft involved in the studies of lightning, wind shear, turbulence, and storm structure. A total of 14 flights were made by these aircraft during the period of May 16 through June 5, 1983. Aircraft instrumentation experiments are described, and resultant data sets available for research are detailed. Aircraft instrumentation and Doppler radar characteristics are detailed.
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Conference Paper
Lee, J. T.
(NOAA, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman OK, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 84-0113
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