Layer Composite Reflectivity Average

What is Layer Composite Reflectivity Average?

Layer Composite Reflectivity Average meaning This WSR-88D radar product displays the average reflectivities for a layer. Data is taken from all elevation angles contained in a given layer for each grid box. It is available for 3 layers (low, mid, high). It is used to aid in determining storm intensity trends by comparing mid level layer composite products with a low level elevation angle base reflectivity product and aid in routing air traffic.

 

reference: National Weather Service Glossary