Characteristics of hailstorms in the High Plains as deduced from 3-cm radar observations
Measurements were made of thunderstorm reflectivity structure in eastern Colorado from 15 May - 31 July 1962. Using a CPS-9 3-CM radar at Lowry AFB which was a stepped gain system, measurements were made of RHI tops, maximum reflectivity, elevation of maximum reflectivity, and reflectivity at 20, 30, and 40 thousand feet MSL. An analysis of variance was performed to determine whether significant (usually at the 5% level) differences occurred in these parameters between months or between categories of hail intensity. From the data presently available it appears possible to differentiate between ...
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