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RADAR SUMMARY CHART



Observations

Weather forecasts are a combination of surface and upper altitude weather observations. To get the weather observation used to create forecast meteorologists use four types of weather observations, they are:

  • Surface

  • Upper air

  • Radar

  • Satellite


Radar:

Four different types of radar systems take radar observations, these are:

  • NEXRAD (Doppler radar) provides in depth observations of weather.

  • FAA terminal Doppler weather radar (TDWA), which is at some major airports, it provides serve weather alerts and warnings to ATC.

  • Radar used to detect precipitation is also the same radar used by ATC to detect aircraft.

  • Airborne radar is radar equipment mounted to an aircraft to detect heavy precipitation, thunderstorms.


References:

Aviation Weather Handbook FAA-H-8083-28 (NEW Publication Dec. 22, 2022)





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