Prospects of the WSR-88 D Radar for Cloud Studies

@inproceedings{Melnikov2011ProspectsOT,
  title={Prospects of the WSR-88 D Radar for Cloud Studies},
  author={Valery M. Melnikov and Dusan Zrnic and Richard Doviak and Phillip B. Chilson and David B. Mechem and YEFIM L. KOGAN},
  year={2011}
}
Sounding of nonprecipitating clouds with the 10-cm wavelength Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) is discussed. Readily available enhancements to signal processing and volume coverage patterns of the WSR-88D allow observations of a variety of clouds with reflectivities as low as 225 dBZ (at a range of 10 km). The high sensitivity of the WSR-88D, its wide velocity and unambiguous range intervals, and the absence of attenuation allow accurate measurements of the reflectivity factor… CONTINUE READING

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