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Flashcards in Airborne Weather Radar Deck (6)
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1

Airborne weather radar operates in ... band between ... and ... GHz

SHF

9 - 10

2

airborne weather radar is pulse radar with a PRF of ... to ... pps, which limits range to between ... to ...NM

400 - 550

200 - 300

3

airborne weather radar Aerial can scan ... degrees left and right and ... degrees up and down with a beam width between ... and ... degrees

90

15

3 - 5

4

decreasing wx radar gain can indicate ...

the most intense areas of return more clearly

5

If the beam width of wx radar is known the tilt angle can be used to find the relative height of the return. The formula is;

see image

6

In order to establish whether clouds ahead of the aircraft are at the same height or above, simply tilt the radar beam up by ...

½ the beam width