Cloud detection using the WSR-88D: An initial evaluation

Mark Miller, Johannes Verlinde, Craig Gilbert, Jeffrey Tongue, Greg Lehenbauer

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The cloud sensing capabilities of the weather surveillance radar-88 Doppler (WSR-88D) are studied. The theoretical cloud sensing characteristics are calculated and then cloud data are collected and compared with a 94-GHz cloud radar, a radiosonde, and infrared satellite data. The WSR-88D produces accurate measurements of the cloud structure in a vertical column several kilometers from the radar. Furthermore, detailed spatial characteristics of the cloud field, as well as its microphysical structure are obtained with the WSR-88D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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