Nov 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [Archived Catalog]

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GEOG 4035 - Introduction to Meteorological Radar Systems, Observations, and Techniques


This course will provide an introduction to standard and dual-polarization weather radar systems, interpretation of data collected from such systems, and application techniques utilized for various meteorological purposes. Topics covered will include: 1) basic components of a radar system, atmospheric electromagnetic wave propagation, 2) conditions leading to abnormal wave propagation, 3) retrieval of radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity measurements, 4) observational properties of meteorological targets including clouds, rain, hail, snow, and tornadoes, 5) discrimination between meteorological and non-meteorological returns, and 6) applications of radar data including velocity azimuth displays, dual-Doppler wind retrievals, hydrometeor classification, and rainfall measurements.

Requisites: MATH 2301 and (GEOG 3040 or GEOG 4660)
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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