upper bright band

upper bright band

[′əp·ər ′brīt ‚band]
(meteorology)
A level of enhanced radar echo occasionally observed at a higher altitude than the bright band of the melting level; it is attributable to the growth of a layer of ice crystals in a supercooled cloud into snow pellets. Also known as radar upper band; upper band.
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