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Table 7 Attributes of cell component

From: Thunderstorm identification algorithm research based on simulated airborne weather radar reflectivity data

AttributeMeaningAttributeMeaning
EL (°)The elevation angle of an elevation scanMC(kg/km)The mass-weighted area of a component
AC (°)The azimuth of the mass-weighted center of a componentDBZECmax(dBZ)The maximum reflectivity factor in a component
RC (km)The slant range to the mass-weighted center of a componentACbeg(°)The most counterclockwise extent of a component
XC (km)The (flat earth projected) x-coordinate of the centroid of a componentACend(°)The most clockwise extent of a component
YC (km)The (flat earth projected) y-coordinate of the centroid of a componentRCbeg(km)The (flat earth projected) range of the closest part of a component (to the radar)
HC (km)The height above ground (of the mass-weighted center) of a componentRCend(km)The slant range of the farthest part of a component (from the radar)