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Table 8 Attributes of storm cell

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

AttributeMeaningAttributeMeaning
NC (unit)The number of components in a storm cellVIL (kg/km2)The vertically integrated liquid
AS (°)The azimuth of the centroid (or mass-weighted center) of a storm cellTOP (km)The height of the highest component in a storm cell
RS (km)The (flat earth projected) range of the centroid of a storm cellBASE (km)The height of the lowest component in a storm cell
XSC (km)The (flat earth projected) x-coordinate of the centroid of a storm cellLOWEL (°)The elevation angle of the lowest component in a storm cell
YSC (km)The (flat earth projected) y-coordinate of the centroid of a storm cellHIGHEL (°)The elevation angle of the highest component in a storm cell
HSC (km)The height of the centroid of a storm cellMSV (kg)The mass-weighted volume of a storm cell
ZMAX (dBZ)The maximum reflectivity factor (component) of the component s in a storm cellBEGAZI (°)The azimuth of the first cell segment of a storm cell
HZMAX (km)The height above ground of the sample volume corresponding to ZMAXENDAZI (°)The azimuth of the last cell segment of a storm cell
BEGRAN (km)The range(slant) to the front (closest to the radar) of the first sample volume of a cell segmentENDRAN (km)The ending range(component), the slant range of the farthest part of a component (from the radar)