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dc.contributor.authorFoltz, Christophereng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2006 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date2006eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractColumbia is situated roughly 90 nautical miles from the National Weather Service radar in Weldon Springs, MO (Saint Louis) and 105 nautical miles from the National Weather Service radar in Pleasant Hill, MO (Kansas City). These radars are capable of scanning at numerous elevations. However, when set to the lowest scanning angle of 0.5º, neither radar is able to accurately depict what is occurring over Columbia, MO below an altitude of roughly 10,000 feet. This is caused by the inability of the radar beam to follow the curvature of the Earth. While to the casual observer this may seem to be a trivial issue, there are certain situations where this can create a significant issue. During the height of summer when temperatures are very warm at the surface, precipitation will potentially evaporate prior to reaching the surface. One such case from July 11-12, 2005 has been investigated with potentially significant results having been attained.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Agriculture Instituteeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1438eng
dc.languageen_USeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri - Columbia Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=eng
dc.subjectradareng
dc.subjectweather phenomenaeng
dc.titleOn accumulation errors in WSR-88D precipitation algorithm during a highly evaporative low-level environment [abstract]eng
dc.typePresentationeng


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