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Doppler radar and weather observations

Author: R J Doviak; Dušan S Zrnić
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters. This new edition includes polarimetric measurements and data processing, RASS, wind  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Observations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J Doviak; Dušan S Zrnić
ISBN: 0122214226 9780122214226
OCLC Number: 26362025
Description: xix, 562 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Electromagnetic Waves and Propagation --
2.1. Waves --
2.2. Propagation Paths --
3. Radar and Its Environment --
3.1. The Doppler Radar (Transmitting Aspects) --
3.2. The Scattering Cross Section --
3.3. Attenuation --
3.4. The Doppler Radar (Receiving Aspects) --
3.5. Practical Considerations --
3.6. Ambiguities --
4. Weather Signals --
4.1. Weather Signal Samples --
4.2. The Power Sample --
4.3. Signal Statistics --
4.4. The Weather Radar Equation --
4.5. Signal-to-Noise Ratio for Distributed Scatterers --
4.6. Correlation of Samples along Range Time --
5. Doppler Spectra of Weather Signals --
5.1. Spectral Analysis of Weather Signals --
5.2. Weather Signal Spectrum and Its Relation to Reflectivity and Radial Velocity Fields --
5.3. Velocity Spectrum Width --
6. Weather Signal Processing --
6.1. Spectral Moments --
6.2. Weather Signals in a Receiver --
6.3. Signal Power Estimation --
6.4. Mean Frequency Estimators --
6.5. Estimators of the Spectrum Width --
6.6. Minimum Variance Bounds --
6.7. Performance on Data --
6.8. Signal Processing for Coherent Polarimetric Radar --
7. Considerations in the Observation of Weather --
7.1. Range Ambiguities --
7.2. Velocity Ambiguities --
7.3. Signal Coherency --
7.4. Techniques to Mitigate the Effects of Ambiguities --
7.5. Methods to Decrease the Acquisition Time --
7.6. Pulse Compression --
7.7. Artifacts --
7.8. Effective Pattern of a Scanning Radar --
7.9. Antenna Sidelobes --
7.10. Clutter --
8. Precipitation Measurements --
8.1. Drop Size Distributions --
8.2. Terminal Velocities --
8.3. Rainfall Rate, Reflectivity, and Liquid Water Content --
8.4. Single-Parameter Measurement of Precipitation --
8.5. Multiple-Parameter Measurements of Precipitation --
8.6. Distribution of Hydrometeors from Doppler Spectra --
9. Observations of Winds, Storms, and Related Phenomena --
9.1. Thunderstorm Structure --
9.2. Wind Measurement with Two Doppler Radars --
9.3. Wind Measurement with One Doppler Radar --
9.4. Severe Storms --
9.5. Mesocyclones and Tornadoes --
9.6. Downdrafts and Outflows --
9.7. Buoyancy Waves --
9.8. Large Weather Systems --
9.9. Lightning --
10. Measurements of Turbulence --
10.1. Statistical Theory of Turbulence --
10.2. Spatial Spectra of Point and Average Velocities --
10.3. Doppler Spectrum Width and Eddy Dissipation Rate --
10.4. Doppler Spectrum Width in Severe Thunderstorms --
11. Observations of Fair Weather --
11.1. Reflection, Refraction, and Scatter: Coherence --
11.2. Formulation of the Wave Equation for Inhomogeneous and Turbulent Media --
11.3. Solution for Fields Scattered by Irregularities --
11.4. Small Volume Scatter --
11.5. Common Volume Scatter --
11.6. Characteristics of Refractive Index Irregularities --
11.7. Observations of Clear-Air Reflectivity --
11.8. Observations of Wind, Waves, and Turbulence in Clear Air --
11.9. Other Fair-Weather Observations --
Appendix A Geometric Relations for Rays in the Troposphere --
A.1. Integral Solution for Ray Path in a Spherically Stratified Medium --
A.2. Relating a Scatterer's Apparent Range and Elevation Angle to Its True Height and Great Circle Distance --
Appendix B Correlation between Signal Samples as a Function of Sample Time --
Appendix C Correlation of Echoes from Spaced Resolution Volumes --
C.1. Signal Sample Correlation versus Range Difference [actual symbol not reproducible] --
C.2. Correlation of Signals from Azimuthally Spaced Resolution Volumes --
Appendix D Geometric Optics Approximation to the Wave Equation --
Appendix E Derivation of Green's Function.
Responsibility: Richard J. Doviak and Dušan S. Zrnić.
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