radar reflectivity

radar reflectivity

[′rā‚där ‚rē‚flek′tiv·əd·ē]
(electromagnetism)
The fraction of electromagnetic energy generated by a radar installation which is reflected by an object.
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Leading players in the coatings pigment market are also working on development of coatings with improved radar reflectivity, to facilitate vehicle visualization on road.
[7] confirmed an increase in radar reflectivity at the boundary layer (0.5-1.0 km) of mountainous areas during seeding.
After a CCM plots the incident location on the radar products, a detailed analysis of the Doppler radar reflectivity and velocity radar images should be conducted for each case to determine if strong rotation or a tornado passed over a loss location.
In a relationship between measured radar reflectivity and rainfall rate, the power empirical equation is commonly used to convert the reflectivity into the rainfall intensity
The implication is that, at station separation greater than 150 km, there is a strong decrease in radar reflectivity since the Cv at this distance is in the ice region, 3.89 km.
- Supply operational actual data from meteorological radar product radar reflectivity maximum.
The car is under the control of a steer and brake robot that runs the car into the back of a balloon target designed to have the same radar reflectivity visual characteristics as a real car.
Fernandez-Raga, "On a more consistent definition of radar reflectivity," Atmosfera, vol.
One of the "features" of a convective thunderstorm is that any large raindrops are shredded into smaller ones, so that the radar reflectivity is reduced.