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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Radar reflectivity is inferred from the amount of transmitted power returned to the radar receiver after scattering from hydrometeors.
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.
Caption: RIGHT: This visual view of a mature cell is overlaid with radar reflectivity and features.
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
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.
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.
The radar reflectivity of the putative lakes is distinct from that of the surrounding terrain.
e] is the equivalent radar reflectivity factor in decibels relative to 1 [mm.
To avoid detection, it combines avionics, tactics, and reduced radar reflectivity with some techniques that have not been directly revealed and are apparently unique.
These regions look brighter on radar images, suggesting that recent upheavals roughened up the surface and increased its radar reflectivity.