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Manual of downburst identification for Project NIMROD. [atmospheric circulation
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Author and Affiliation:
Fujita, T. T.(Chicago Univ., Chicago, IL, United States)
Abstract: Aerial photography, Doppler radar, and satellite infrared imagery are used in the two year National Intensive Meteorological Research on Downburst (NIMROD) project to provide large area mapping of strong downdrafts that induce an outward burst of damaging winds over or near the earth. Topics discussed include scales of thunderstorm outflow; aerial photographs of downburst damage; microbursts and aviation hazards; radar echo characteristics; infrared imagery from GOES/SMS; and downburts-tornado relationships. Color maps of downbursts and tornadoes are included.
Publication Date: May 01, 1978
Document ID:
19780022828
(Acquired Nov 18, 1995)
Accession Number: 78N30771
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number: NASA-CR-156953, SMRP-RP-156
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NRC-04-74-239; NOAS-04-4-158-1; NGR-14-001-008
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Chicago Univ.; Dept. of the Geophysical Sciences.; Chicago, IL, United States
Description: 111p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; GOES SATELLITES; METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS; STORMS (METEOROLOGY); WIND (METEOROLOGY); WIND DIRECTION; AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY; ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE; DOPPLER RADAR; MICROBURSTS (METEOROLOGY); STORM DAMAGE; WIND VELOCITY
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