On 5 December 1997, the NCAR ELDORA airborne radar and in situ observations indicated that snow from a high-level cloud deck associated with a departure cyclone was seeding a growing lake-effect snowstorm over Lake Michigan. Where the University of Wyoming King Air research plane took measurements in the storm that day, the Green Bay, Wisconsin, WSR-88D radar was only able to detect snow from the higher-level clouds. By combining these observations, the flight legs of the King Air were separated into seeded and non-seeded portions. Comparison of the observations in seeded and non-seeded portions made it possible to quantify the effects of the seeding process in the lake-effect boundary layer and snowfall.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science