Accession Number:

ADA025958

Title:

Short Range Thunderstorm Forecasting for Aviation.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Jul 74-31 Aug 75,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SILVER SPRING MD TECHNIQUES DEVELOPMENT LAB

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

During the reporting period, the authors have 1 Tested and compared several 10-, 30-, and 60-minute forecasts of thundery activity, made by three different echo-tracking models from 10- and 30-minute sequences of digitized zero-degree radar data 2 Made experimental 10- and 30-minute forecasts, by one of the models, from patterns of vertically integrated liquid water content VIL and 3 Derived an experimental regression equation capable of producing 2-6 hr forecasts of thunderstorms from manually digitized radar data, hourly surface observations, and predicted 500-mb temperatures.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE