acoustic radar


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acoustic radar

[ə′küs·tik ′rā‚där]
(engineering)
Use of sound waves with radar techniques for remote probing of the lower atmosphere, up to heights of about 5000 feet (1500 meters), for measuring wind speed and direction, humidity, temperature inversions, and turbulence.
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