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PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A STUDY OF PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS USING 1.87 CM RADAR
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE
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A study of the relationships between echoes received from vertically-directed, 1.87 cm radar and synoptic scale weather features is being conducted. This analysis covers the first seven months of study on the synoptic features, primarily the Pacific occlusions, and the first three months of radar operations. The techniques are discussed and the preliminary results are given. Synoptic data, including a time-section, are compiled and then compared with the radar information. The radar echoes are photographically recorded on a time-height trace and classified into echo types by means of criteria developed. The establishment of a satisfactory echo classification system is difficult, but even more difficult is the choice of synoptic scale weather parameters to which the radar echoes should be related. Author
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