Doppler Radar
Precipitation Volumn Coverage Pattern
(Quickest operational mode)

Values in red represent the different elevation angles in this VCP. This table shows the approximate height and width of the radar beam with distance from the radar site. The radar will complete one volume scan (14 elevation scans) every five minutes.

National Weather Service, NOAA
1325 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Page Author: Dennis R. Cain
Last Modified: March 12, 2001