The Variability of Cold Front Precipitation

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Radar data are utilized to describe the precipitation patterns with 30 summertime cold fronts in the vicinity of Cambridge, Massachusetts. An attempt to relate the precipitation type and coverage to synoptic parameters which can be obtained from the conventional meteorological charts yielded essentially negative results. Possible causes of the precipitation variability are discussed.

*The research reported on has been carried out under the sponsorship of Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories under Contract No. DA-36-039 SC-42625.

Radar data are utilized to describe the precipitation patterns with 30 summertime cold fronts in the vicinity of Cambridge, Massachusetts. An attempt to relate the precipitation type and coverage to synoptic parameters which can be obtained from the conventional meteorological charts yielded essentially negative results. Possible causes of the precipitation variability are discussed.

*The research reported on has been carried out under the sponsorship of Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories under Contract No. DA-36-039 SC-42625.

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