Accession Number : AD0435900


Title :   RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOUD BASE AND INITIAL RADAR ECHO


Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON INST OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Battan, Louis J


Report Date : 04 Feb 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The altitudes of the average initial precipitation echoes in convective clouds in Arizona for particular days have been compared with the altitudes of the calculated cloud base. They are found to be positively correlated. The implication of this result is that the dominant precipitation initiation mechanism in convective clouds in southern Arizona is the coalescence process.


Descriptors :   *CLOUDS , METEOROLOGICAL RADAR , HEIGHT FINDING , RADAR CROSS SECTIONS , METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION , THEORY , PARTICLES


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE