SHORT RANGE THUNDERSTORM FORECASTING FOR AVIATION

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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Weather Service

    Techniques Development Lab
    Sliver Spring, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Alaka, M A
    • Charba, J P
    • Elvander, R C
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-220, Interim Report
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM