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Radar Meteorology : Radar Library - Henri Sauvageot

Radar Meteorology

Radar Library

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780890063187
Number Of Pages: 384

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"Covers a wide range of topics. Should be both interesting and challenging to the novice. ...a handy guide for those in the field." -- Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Prefacep. xi
Basic Concepts of Radarp. 1
Introductionp. 1
The Sensorp. 4
Noncoherent Pulse Radarp. 4
Pulsed Doppler Radarp. 8
Display of the Datap. 14
Sensitivity of the Receiverp. 16
Antennap. 20
Resolutionp. 33
Refractionp. 35
Attenuationp. 41
The Radar Equation: General Formsp. 41
Single Scattererp. 41
Distributed Targetp. 43
Calibration and Setting Upp. 46
Meteorological Signalsp. 48
Meteorological Targetsp. 48
Signal Statisticsp. 51
Decorrelation Time: Independent Samplesp. 53
Sample Time Averaging: Reducing the Variance of the Meanp. 56
Reducing the Integration Timep. 58
Detecting Weak Signalsp. 61
Sampling and Demultiplexingp. 66
Hydrological Measurementsp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Clouds and Precipitationp. 70
Physical Processes of Formationp. 70
Hydrometeor Size Distributions: General Formsp. 70
Integral Parametersp. 74
Cloudsp. 77
Precipitationp. 78
Terminal Fall Velocity of Hydrometeorsp. 81
The Shape of Hydrometeorsp. 85
Scattering and Attenuation Cross Sectionsp. 88
Homogeneous Spherical Particlesp. 88
Nonhomogeneous Particlesp. 97
Nonspherical Particlesp. 99
Atmospheric Attenuationp. 102
Attenuation by Gasesp. 103
Attenuation by Cloudsp. 103
Attenuation by Precipitationp. 105
Backscattering by Clouds and Precipitationp. 111
Radar Reflectivity Factorp. 111
Z and X Relationsp. 114
Polarization Measurementsp. 123
Hail Precipitation Detectionp. 134
Lightning Detectionp. 141
Artifactsp. 145
Particular Meteorological Forms of the Radar Equationp. 145
Precipitation Measurementsp. 150
Introductionp. 150
Single-Wavelength Reflectivityp. 152
Radar and Rain Gaugep. 153
Single-Wavelength Attenuation Measurementsp. 157
Dual-Wavelength a-R Methodp. 159
Dual-Wavelength N(D) Methodp. 160
Dual Polarizationp. 161
Area Integral Methods for Convective Rainfallp. 164
Radar Networksp. 167
Short-Term Forecastingp. 169
Radars and Satellitesp. 170
Technical Aspectsp. 171
Estimation of Precipitation with Visible and Infrared Datap. 172
Rain Estimation by Passive Microwave Methodsp. 173
Orbital Radarsp. 177
Velocity Measurementsp. 181
The Doppler Spectrump. 182
Spectral Parametersp. 182
Discrete-Fourier Transformp. 185
Estimators of Spectral Momentsp. 191
Factors Affecting the Width of the Doppler Spectrump. 200
Ground Clutter Suppressionp. 204
Doppler Spectra at Vertical Incidencep. 205
Size Distribution of Precipitationp. 206
Vertical Air Velocityp. 207
Measurement of the Velocity Fields with a Single Doppler Radarp. 210
Analysis of the Mean Field by the VAD Methodp. 210
The VVP Methodp. 215
Display of the Radial Velocityp. 217
Measurement of Turbulencep. 220
The Inertial Domainp. 221
Measurement of Rate of Dissipation of Turbulent Kinetic Energyp. 222
The Turbulence Fieldp. 223
Measurement of the Velocity Fields with Several Doppler Radarsp. 226
Retrieval of the Thermodynamic and Microphysical Fieldsp. 228
Airborne Radarp. 230
Observation of Clear Airp. 233
Introductionp. 233
Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by a Turbulent Mediump. 234
General Relationsp. 234
Reflectivity in the Inertial Domainp. 236
Relationship Between Radar Reflectivity and the Average Atmospheric Fieldp. 238
ST Radarp. 240
Influence of the Wavelengthp. 240
Wind Measurementsp. 243
Reflectivityp. 245
Networks of ST Radarp. 247
Rassp. 249
Insectsp. 252
General Characteristicsp. 252
Insects and Birdsp. 255
Observationsp. 256
Artificial Tracersp. 256
General Propertiesp. 256
Applications to Atmospheric Observationp. 257
Introduction to the Study of Some Meteorological Structures by Radarp. 261
Introductionp. 261
Diversity of Meteorological Structuresp. 261
Movements of the Atmospherep. 261
The Area of Radar Applicationp. 265
Convection in the Planetary Boundary Layerp. 266
The Convective Boundary Layerp. 266
Observation of the Convective Fieldp. 267
The Aerobiological Fieldp. 270
Pollution and Plumesp. 271
Deep Convection and Thunderstormsp. 273
The Convective Cellsp. 275
Convective Storm Structurep. 278
Squall Linesp. 284
Microburstsp. 285
Hailp. 288
Electrical Activity of Stormsp. 289
Tornadoes and Vortexesp. 290
General Characteristicsp. 290
Identification of Vortexes by Radarp. 291
Application to Warning Systemsp. 297
Extratropical Cyclone Disturbances and Stratiform Cloudsp. 298
Structure of Extratropical Cyclone Disturbancesp. 298
Stratiform Precipitationp. 303
Tropical Cyclonesp. 312
Turbulent Stratifications and Shear Instabilityp. 314
Experimental Modification of Clouds and Precipitationp. 318
Bibliographical Notep. 321
Units and Symbolsp. 323
List of Constantsp. 327
Definitions and Various Numerical Valuesp. 329
Referencesp. 339
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780890063187
ISBN-10: 0890063184
Series: Radar Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73

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