Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar: Principles and Applications / Edition 1

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This work provides a detailed introduction to the principles of Doppler and polarimetric radar, focusing in particular on their use in the analysis of weather systems. The authors first discuss underlying topics such as electromagnetic scattering, polarization, and wave propagation. They then detail the engineering aspects of pulsed Doppler polarimetric radar, before examining key applications in meteorology and remote sensing. The book is aimed at graduate students of electrical engineering and atmospheric science as well as practitioners involved in the applications of polarimetric radar.
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"The book will be of great use to graduate students of electrical engineering and atmospheric science as well as to practitioners involved in the meteorological application of radar systems." INSPEC

"The book is thorough in its coverage and goes into substantial mathematical detail...the authors have done a very good job of bringing a lot of complex material together into a well organized and clearly written book that should be of value to researchers in this area." American Meteorological Society

"Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar is the first to be devoted entirely to the subject of polarimetric weather radar... the authors have done an excellent job of presenting this challenging material...Polarimetic Doppler Weather Radar is well worth the $130 price tag." James D. Belville, EOS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521019552
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Electromagnetic concepts useful for radar applications 1
2 Scattering matrix 45
3 Wave, antenna, and radar polarization 89
4 Dual-polarized wave propagation in precipitation media 160
5 Doppler radar signal theory and spectral estimation 211
6 Dual-polarized radar systems and signal processing algorithms 294
7 The polarimetric basis for characterizing precipitation 378
8 Radar rainfall estimation 534
App. 1 Review of electrostatics 570
App. 2 Review of vector spherical harmonics and multipole expansion of the electromagnetic field 585
App. 3 T-matrix method 591
App. 4 Solution for the transmission matrix 595
App. 5 Formulas for variance computation of autocorrelation functions, their magnitude, and phase, and for estimators in the periodic block pulsing scheme 599
References 607
Index 629
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