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Methods and systems for estimating atmospheric conditions are disclosed according to embodiments of the invention. In one embodiment, a method may include receiving reflective atmospheric data and solving a flow equation for motion coefficients using the reflective atmospheric data. Future atmospheric conditions can be estimated using the motion coefficients and the reflective atmospheric data. In another embodiment of the invention, the flow equation is solved in the frequency domain. Various linear regression tools may be used to solve for the coefficients. In another embodiment of the system, a radar system is disclosed that predicts future atmospheric conditions by solving the spectral flow equation.