K sub a Band Radar Weather Detection.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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A scanning K sub a band radar was developed and successfully used in a fog modification program to track both the seeding aircraft and the seeding material that was dispersed from the aircraft over water. This radar showed that the lines of seeding material were separated farther apart than planned due to much higher winds at the aircraft altitude than were expected and tracked the lines of seeding material as they descended and moved in toward the shore. The radar was also used to support other fog modification studies based on the use of heat plumes to evaporate the fog, and an evaluation was made of its usefulness in observing wind directions and wind shears as a function of height. Author