precipitation echo

precipitation echo

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚ek·ō]
(meteorology)
A type of radar echo returned by precipitation.
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Serebreny, 1962: Radar precipitation echo and satellite cloud observations of a maritime cyclone.
In this section, the temporal/spatial variation of the precipitation echo is represented by a sinusoidal function, and the echo intensity formula is as follows:
As seen from Figure 4, several convective cores immersed within stratiform precipitation echoes which indicated that the precipitation had become a mixed type at that time.
Gust fronts and thunderstorm-outflow boundaries are not precipitation echoes, but are clearly seen on the NWS radar image as low-reflectivity returns.
There will be times where you'll see precipitation echoes that are due to the beam striking a mountain range.

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