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The Influence of Lakes and Urban Areas on Radar Observed Precipitation Echoes

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  • 1 State Water Survey Subdivision, Urbana, Illinois
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A study was made of the influence of lakes and urban areas on the development of precipitation, as observed by radar. The study included five cases over the southern portion of Lake Michigan and 500 hr of records over urban areas and small lakes within 100 mi of the radar location. Lake Michigan, in general, discouraged the formation of air mass showers while the small lakes and urban areas caused no noticeable change in the form of echoes.

1 Research Associate, Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, Illinois, and Professor of General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

A study was made of the influence of lakes and urban areas on the development of precipitation, as observed by radar. The study included five cases over the southern portion of Lake Michigan and 500 hr of records over urban areas and small lakes within 100 mi of the radar location. Lake Michigan, in general, discouraged the formation of air mass showers while the small lakes and urban areas caused no noticeable change in the form of echoes.

1 Research Associate, Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, Illinois, and Professor of General Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

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