Base Reflectivity

This WSR-88D radar product depicts a full 360 degree sweep of echo intensity data. It is available for every elevation angle that is sampled in a volume scan. It is used to observe precipitation intensity and movement; determine storm structure; estimate hail potential; locate boundaries (cold front, outflow, etc.); identify cloud layers; and detect drizzle, birds, insects, and smoke plumes.
Concept Mapping Toolkit
Insitute for Human and Machine Cognition
The University of West Florida