meteorological radar


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meteorological radar

[‚mēd·ē·ə·rə·′läj·ə·kəl ′rā‚där]
(meteorology)
A remote sensing device that transmits and receives microwave radiation for the purpose of detecting and measuring weather phenomena; includes Doppler radar, which is used to determine air motions (to detect tornadoes), and multiparameter radar, which provides information on the phase (ice or liquid), shapes, and sizes of hydrometeors.
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