Radar Observes the Weather

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INDEX
AN/APQ-13, use of, 33, 34
AN/APS-2F, use of, 33
AN/CPS-9, use of, 34
AN/TPS-10, use of, 33-34
A-scope:
calculating distance by, 23-24, 29
lightning on, 93
rain echo on, 62
Abnormal propagation, 113- 27
Accidents, airplane, 104, 111
Air. See also Thunderstorms; Weather
and angel echoes, 121 ff.
bubbles in thunderstoms; 77
and ground clutter, 114 ff.
ionization of, and lightning, 89 ff.
molecules and scattering of light, 39
natural resources of, 72, 72-73
pressure of, 84, 116 ff., 145
raindrops per cubic meter, 42
refractive index in, 116- 17ft.
and thunderstorms, 86-87
turbulence. See Turbulence updrafts of. See Updrafts
Air Force. See United States Air Force
Airlines, 16, 19, 103-4, 108
and hail research, 46-47
Airplanes, 15-16, 19, 77, 7
and chaff, 139
and hail research, 46-47
and lightning, 92
radar installed, 103-12
refractometers, 123
tracking, 17, 18, 21-25 ff., 33, 37-38
in weather research, 85-86
Airports, 19, 87, 88
Alaska, efficiency of water vapor, 73
Altitude:
and abnormal propagation, 118 ff.
CAPPI and, 129-31
and hailstones, 52
PAR and, 133
RHI and, 28-29, 33, 34
of thunderstorms, 29, 52, 86, 110, 133
and wintertime precipitation, 80

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