Accession Number:

AD0658230

Title:

REPORT OF BISTATIC RADAR EXPERIMENT DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE IN-CLOUD DROP SIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Facilities for determining the orthogonal components of the angle scattered signal and the backscattered signal of reflections from hydrometers for a vertically looking radar operating an X-band were developed. Meteorological instruments such as tipping bucket rain gages, anemometer, thermometer, and drop size distribution counter were employed for surface control. Measurements were made on a number of rain showers and were analyzed. Excellent agreement was found between the amplitude of the bistatic radar signals, both E subscript theta and E subscript phi, and the rain rate determined by the tipping bucket rain gages. The drop size distribution meter indicated distribution functions that were in close agreement with a two parameter distribution proposed by Marshall-Palmer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE