ACCURACY OF MOTION-COMPENSATED NEXRAD PRECIPITATION

A number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation weather systems utilize Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) precipitation products including the Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS), Corridor Integrated Weather System (CIWS), Medium Intensity Airport Weather System (MIAWS), and the Weather and Radar Processor (WARP). This report addresses the accuracy of the advected precipitation map as compared to the current NEXRAD precipitation map using 7 MIAWS cases from the Memphis, TN testbed and Jackson, MS prototype. The paper found that the advected precipitation product is significantly more accurate at providing a depiction of the current intensity of the storms as a function of location.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Document available on CD-ROM and paper only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Proseus, E A
  • Publication Date: 2003-6-26

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-312
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2003 12:00AM