Three-Dimensional Display of Radar Echoes Using the Technique of Marching Cubes

Yasushi Fujiyoshi Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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Masayuki Ohi Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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Gorow Wakahama Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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Abstract

We present three-dimensional (3D) displays of meteorological radar echoes. We made surfaces of precipitating clouds specified by some echo intensity (dBZ) by the marching cubes method, which is a high-resolution 3D surface construction algorithm. Surfaces of radar echoes look like “real” surfaces of clouds and give a good insight into their 3D configuration.

Abstract

We present three-dimensional (3D) displays of meteorological radar echoes. We made surfaces of precipitating clouds specified by some echo intensity (dBZ) by the marching cubes method, which is a high-resolution 3D surface construction algorithm. Surfaces of radar echoes look like “real” surfaces of clouds and give a good insight into their 3D configuration.

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