Radar for Rainfall Measurements and Storm Tracking

by Glenn E. Stout, Head; Meteorology Section, Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, Ill.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Use of radar for quantitative measurement of precipitation, detection and tracking of tornadoes, severe winds, and hailstorms; radar occasionally detects initiation of new precipitation area one to six hours before it reaches regular hourly reporting weather station; river forecaster, hydrologist, and meteorologist can use radar in short range forecasting of rainfall and river stages.

Subject Headings: Radar | Rainfall | Storms | Tracking | Precipitation | Rivers and streams | Forecasting | Tornadoes

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