- Are generated as snow falls
through the melting level
- Just below the melting level, snow
acquires a coat of water, so it looks like a big
- So, the radar sees "big rain
drops" in the "bright band".
- Also keep in mind that the complex
dielectric factors for rain and snow are much
Water - |K|2
Ice - |K|2 =
Bright bands are common in stratiform
Here is a great example in a PPI
Here is a great example in an RHI
knowledge - where is the bright band in this image?