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The SFMR in Hurricane Floyd 1999

As shown by the green, horizontal radar plot in the upper right this is data from a west-to-east aircraft pass across Hurricane Floyd (1999) when it was a Category 4 hurricane due east of Miami. The graph compares wind measured at 6 km altitude (black curve) with that sensed remotely at the surface by the SFMR (red curve) and measured by dropsondes (yellow emblems). The SFMR rain rate esitmate is shown by the blue curve.

 

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