Accession Number:

AD0435900

Title:

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOUD BASE AND INITIAL RADAR ECHO

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON INST OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE