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- The sum of all backscattering cross-sections (e.g., precipitation particles) in a pulse resolution volume divided by that volume. The radar reflectivity can be related to the radar reflectivity factor through the dielectric constant term |K|^2, and the radar wavelength.
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- dBZ, radar cross section, Radar Reflectivity Factor (z), reflectivity, Reflectivity Factor, Sphere Calibration, Z\/R Relationship