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Studies of Winter Thundercloud Detection Using C-Band Weather Radar Data
Yoshikazu KANAI Kazuhiro YASUDA Hiroshi OIKAWA Masaaki SUGANO Yuko SATO
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1996/06/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Weather Radar Technology)
winter thunderclouds, detection, weather radar, cloud-to -ground lightning and tracking,
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Winter thundercloud on the coast of the Sea of Japan is difficult for the detection and forecast. This paper reports the new method of thundercloud detection using C-Band weather radar data and meteorological data from rawin sonde. This method includes the thunderclouds echo tracking and chronological evaluation of thundercloud life-cycle stages. The detection probability of critical area for cloud-to-ground lightning is over 90% on winter cloud echo data. This method is workable on realtime processing in work-station computer.