The use of a minicomputer to generate “four-dimensional” graphic displays of quantitative weather radar data by employing three-dimensional graphic techniques is described. The time dimension is added by using a video disc recorder to record and play back a time series of the displays. These displays succeed in portraying the radar reflectivity structure of individual storms or storm cells in a meaningful way.

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1 Present affiliation: Compu-Serv Network, Inc., Columbus, Ohio.