Accession Number:

AD0668090

Title:

USE OF THE AN/FPS-77 FOR QUANTITATIVE WEATHER RADAR MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers no. 137,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A review is made of the assumptions that must be made in using a weather radar set for quantitative measurements of weather echoes. A simplified derivation is provided showing the relationship between the purely meteorological radar reflectivity factor Z and the radar received power for any weather radar set when the assumptions are fulfilled. A nomogram furnished for use with the ANFPS-77 enables a simple conversion of receiver power to Z values. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE