They monitor weather and climate trends in addition to current conditions. There are a series of NOAA weather radars that help them perform their job. There are four types of pictures that come about because of this technology. These are base reflectivity, composite reflectivity, one-hour precipitation and storm total precipitation.
Base reflectivity measures the strength of the signal that is reflected back to the antennae. From that, you can spot any precipitation, understand and quantify a storm’s makeup, establish whether a hailstorm is possible and better understand the atmosphere. Composite reflectivity is often compared with base reflectivity. This helps us understand that a specified storm’s general makeup and its potency. One-hour precipitation reports help establish rainfall amount and assess any flash food warnings. Storm-total precipitation is a picture that represents how much rainfall or precipitation is determined for a storm.
The National Weather Service has a very comprehensive website that will allow you to find out more about the NOAA weather radars. The radar pictures on their site are updated every half an hour. The different colours that are visible on the image represent rainfall rates. Since there is such various colors, you will have to find a graph either online or in a textbook that may help you.
The function of the NOAA National Weather Service is to help forecast the weather and warn us of any danger such as hurricanes or flash floods. Through the use of the various NOAA weather radars, we are able to remain informed about current and future weather conditions.