Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) observation of atmospheric flow over complex terrain during tropical cyclone passages

  title={Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) observation of atmospheric flow over complex terrain during tropical cyclone passages},
  author={Chiyonobu Shun and S. Y. Lau},
  booktitle={SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing},
  • C. Shun, S. Y. Lau
  • Published in
    SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote…
    21 December 2000
  • Environmental Science
To facilitate warning of low-level wind shear associated with convective storms, a Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TWDR) was installed about 12 km to the northeast of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The HKIA is located just off the northern shore of an island known as Lantau. The HKIA lies on the lee side of the complex terrain of Lantau when winds come from the east through the southwest. With the commissioning of the TDWR in 1997, interesting high-resolution radar data were… 

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