MET4994_5994_RS_Lec23_S11

MET4994_5994_RS_Lec23_S11 - MET 4994 Remote Sensing Radar...

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Unformatted text preview: MET 4994 Remote Sensing: Radar and Satellite Meteorology MET 4994 Remote Sensing: Radar and Satellite Meteorology MET 5994 Remote Sensing in Meteorology MET 5994 Remote Sensing in Meteorology Lecture 23: March 7, 2011 Meteorological Targets Clouds Clouds Non-precipitating clouds are usually not detectable by weather radars (in cm wavelength band) Non-precipitating clouds are detectable by cloud radars (in mm wavelength band). What materials are in clouds? very small water droplets, ice crystals, supercooled liquid water droplets, etc. Hurricane Danielle (2004) viewed by Hurricane Danielle (2004) viewed by TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) Hurricane Danielle (2004) Hurricane Danielle (2004) Typhoon Typhoon Prapiroon Prapiroon (2006) viewed by (2006) viewed by Cloud Radar on Cloud Radar on CloudSat CloudSat Clouds Drop Size Distributions (DSDs) Clouds Drop Size Distributions (DSDs) Fig. 8.1 The mean drop size distributions for various cloud types. Cumulus congestus (solid); altostratus (dash-dot-dash); Stratus (dash). Based on Feltcher, 1966. Calculate Radar Reflectivity Factor from DSD Calculate Radar Reflectivity Factor from DSD The contribution to reflectivity from the small droplets, even though...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course MET 4994 taught by Professor Haijan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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MET4994_5994_RS_Lec23_S11 - MET 4994 Remote Sensing Radar...

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