Added on: October 12, 2013
When looking at any ground-based radar image, it’s not always true that what you see is what you get. In some situations, the radar image may contain non-precipitation echoes called ground clutter that can look remarkably like real precipitation including precipitation from deep, moist convection or thunderstorms. This is true even for the ground-based radar data that is broadcast to your in-cockpit satellite weather receiver. Fortunately, most of the time this ground clutter is successfully filtered out before it is transmitted. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to distinguish real precipitation from false echoes when making pre-flight and in-flight decisions.