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Radar and Atmospheric Science

A Collection of Essays in Honor of David Atlas
Roger M. Wakimoto
Ramesh Srivastava
Copyright: 2003
ISBN: 9781878220578
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Pages: 270
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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This gathering of papers, written by the field's most distinguished scientists for a symposium in honor of Dr. Atlas, will stimulate the next generation of radar meteorologists and serve as a comprehensive resource for scientists and educators alike.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Mesoscale Substructure of Extratropical Cyclones Observed by Radar

Chapter 2. State of Science: Radar View of Tropical Cyclones

Chapter 3. Forcing and Organizations of Severe Convective Storms

Chapter 4. Mobile Radar Observations of Severe Convective Storms

Chapter 5. Recent Developments in Observation, Modeling, and Understanding Atmospheric Turbulence and Waves

Chapter 6. The Assimilation of Radar Data for Weather Prediction

Chapter 7. Innovative Signal Utilization and Processing

Chapter 8. Global and Local Precipitation Measurements by Radar

Chapter 9. Cloud Microphysical Properties, Processes, and Rainfall Estimation Opportunities

Chapter 10. Some Educational Innovations in Radar Meteorology



Roger M. Wakimoto

Roger M. Wakimoto obtained his B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University in 1976. His postgraduate work was completed at the University of Chicago where he received his Ph.D. degree in Geophysical Sciences in 1981. Since 1983, he has been on the faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Wakimoto has served on the Severe Local Storms and Radar Meteorology Committees of the AMS and has chaired both committees. He was on the UCAR Board of Trustees from 1993 to 1996 and a Councilor of the AMS from 1997 to 2000. He has been an associate editor for Monthly Weather Review and presented with the AMS' Meisinger Award in 1992. Dr. Wakimoto is a field experimentalist who has published articles on a variety of mesoscale phenomena such as tornadoes, microbursts, fronts within extratropical cyclones, and elevated pollution layers.

Ramesh Srivastava

Ramesh C. Srivastava received his M.S. in Physics from Allahabad University, Allahabad, India, and earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He joined the University of Chicago in 1967 as a Research Associate to work under David Atlas. He has been on the faculty there since 1969. He also has held positions at the National Physical Laboratory, India; the Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. His areas of research are cloud microphysics and radar meteorology.