The Objective Analysis of Hailpads using a Computerized Video Scanning System

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  • Thomas J Henderson Atmospherics Incorporated Fresno, CA
  • Rand B Allan Atmospherics Incorporated Fresno, CA

Abstract

Data reduction and analysis of hailstone impacts on a variety of materials has always been a labor-intensive procedure. In both hail research and operational programs, questions of objectivity also arise from the interpretation of hail dents. A new method has been developed for reducing and analysing hail impacts using a computerized video scanning system. This new approach provides the user with a high speed analytical system which reduces human error and is objective, accurate, and reproducable. The system is discussed, data reduction methods are shown, and analysis examples are presented.

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