"A system for the simultaneous processing of radar precipitation signals and lightning stroke location data has been designed. The system is to be used for the purpose of determining spatial and temporal correlations of lightning and thunderstorm precipitation. This system has been developed to gain further information about the cause-effect relationship between lightning stroke activity and thunderstorm precipitation. Data acquisition and processing is accomplished through the use of an AN/FPS-18 radar set, an SCC-650 digital computer system, a radar interface, and a set of lightning detectors. The radar set provides information on precipitation activity in a circle of radius fifty miles centered at Vichy, Missouri. Lightning stroke azimuth and range are to be obtained from the lightning detectors. The information from the radar set is supplied to the computer through a modem data conversion interface. A lightning data interface will be designed and built in the near future. The computer is used as a high-speed data processor. Its primary function is to reformat the radar and lightning data and store it on magnetic tape in a form suitable for off-line processing"--Abstract, page ii.
Tracey, James H.
Levine, Norman E.
Plummer, O. R.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 41 pages
© 1970 Gary Wayne Neal, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Thunderstorm forecasting -- Computer simulation
Precipitation forecasting -- Computer simulation
Lightning -- Computer simulation
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Neal, Gary Wayne, "Computer-controlled processing of radar precipitation signals and lightning data" (1970). Masters Theses. 7130.