Presentation on theme: "CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRECIPITATING SYSTEMS DURING THE 2002 DRY-TO-WET FIELD CAMPAIGN IN THE AMAZON REGION Carlos Augusto Morales 1,Luiz Augusto Toledo."— Presentation transcript:
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRECIPITATING SYSTEMS DURING THE 2002 DRY-TO-WET FIELD CAMPAIGN IN THE AMAZON REGION Carlos Augusto Morales 1,Luiz Augusto Toledo Machado 2, Maria Assunção Faus Silva Dias 1,2, Wando Amorim 1, Maria Eugenia Baruzzi Frediani 1, Rachel Ifanger Albrecht 1 1 Department of Atmospheric Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil 2 Weather and Climate Prediction Center – CPTEC, INPE, Brazil 3 rd International LBA Conference, 2004
OVERVIEW 1. WEATHER RADAR INSIDES 2. GENERAL RAINFALL CHARACTERISTICS 3. THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN SHOWERS
Brazilian Doppler S-Band Weather Radar Brazilian Weather Radar: TECSAT/TECTELCOM Frequency: 2.7 – 3 GHz : S-Band Antenna: 2 degrees beam width Power: 750 kW Range Coverage: 150 and 375 km Bin size: Volscan Strategy: 375, 250 and 125 m Surveillance Strategy: 1 km Software: GAMIC
Volume Scans: - 150 km range; - 24 elevations (0-50 o ); - PRF: 750 Hz; - Z, UZ, Doppler Velocity and Width; Surveillance: - 375 km range; - 2 elevations (0.0 and 0.5 o ); - PRF: 400 Hz; - Z, UZ, Doppler Velocity and Width; Operational Routine: 10 min
Data Availability September 16 th through 27 th ; October 4 th through 9 th ; October 11 th through November 7 th ;
http://www.master.iag.usp.br/lba RADAR DATA ARE AVAILABLE VIA WEBSITE: http://www.master.iag.usp.br/lba ftp.master.iag.usp.br dadoslbar0nd0nia OR BY ftp access: ftp.master.iag.usp.br (username:dadoslba and password: r0nd0nia) CAPPI: 5 x 5 km (horizontal) from 2 to 20 km height ASCII Files and GIF/PNG images for Corrected Radar Reflectivity Factor Radial Doppler Velocity Readme files, navigation files and reading codes
3th International LBA Conference, 2004 This study was supported by CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnólogico, Brazil)/IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France) cooperative Project Grant number 910153/98-1, CAPES/COFECUB. The work has also received financial support from (FAPESP) grant SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE STUDENTS FROM USP, UNIVAP AND UNIR THAT MAKE THIS FIELD CAMPAIGN TO WORK.
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