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Activity 3 - Tracking Thunderstorm Movement Through Radar


Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.

 

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:


How radar works

"Radar Information" - National Weather Service - NOAA
List of FAQ about radar as used for weather. Includes information explaining how radar works, as well as color images and radar samples.

"National Doppler Radar Sites" - National Weather Service - NOAA
Click on a location on the map to view the current Doppler radar for that area.

Tracking Squall Lines, Cells, and Supercells

"Thunderstorms and Lightning...the underrated killers!" - National Weather Service - NOAA
Site reviews the hazards associated with thunderstorms, including winds, rain, hail, and lightning. Also reviews the development of thunderstorms, where thunderstorms are likely to occur, and how to remain safe during a thunderstorm.

 

Inquiring Further:


To learn more about Doppler radar, visit the following web sites:

"Radar Information" - National Weather Service - NOAA
List of FAQ about radar as used for weather. Includes information explaining how radar works, as well as color images and radar samples.

"National Doppler Radar Sites" - National Weather Service - NOAA
Click on a location on the map to view the current Doppler radar for that area.

 

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


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