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REGIONAL WEATHER and CLIMATE APPLICATIONS
PACJET 2003
CONTACTS
Brooks Martner
Marty Ralph
James Wilczak
Louisa Nance
Allen White
Ola Persson
PROJECT DOCUMENTS
Maps
Publications
INSTRUMENTATION
BL Profiler Network
Disdrometers
GWINDEX (GOES winds)
S-band Profiler
X-band Radar
EVALUATION
Evaluation Overview
Forecaster Evaluation
Model Verification
DATA
BL Profiler Network
GWINDEX (GOES winds)
Model Verification
S-band Profiler
X-band Radar
Related Programs
PACJET 2002
PACJET 2001
CALJET

X-band Radar Data

These images show low-elevation scans from the NOAA/ETL X-band weather research radar, which is stationed on the coastline at Fort Ross, California, to observe land-falling winter storms for Pacjet-2003. Precipitation echoes in the region extending to 58 km offshore are shown in high resolution with color contours in dBZ units, where warmer colors indicate more intense rain. The range ring interval is 10 km. A few landmarks are indicated by three-letter identifier codes, including Point Arena (PTA) to the northwest, Point Reyes (PTR) to the southeast and the Bodega buoy (BBB) offshore to the south-southwest. Date and time are shown in the lower right corner in terms of Universal Coordinated Time (subtract 8 hours for Pacific Standard Time). The radar also measures the Doppler velocity and polarimetric features of the precipitation, although those parameters are not displayed here.

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