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Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar: Principles and Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

This work provides a detailed introduction to the principles of Dopple r and polarimetric radar, focusing in particular on their use in the a nalysis of weather systems. The authors first discuss underlying topic s such as electromagnetic scattering, polarization, and wave propagati on. They then detail the engineering aspects of pulsed Doppler polarim etric radar, before examining key applications in meteorology and remo te sensing. The book is aimed at graduate students of electrical engin eering and atmospheric science as well as practitioners involved in th e 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: 9780521623841
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetic concepts useful for radar applications; 2. Scattering matrix; 3. Wave, antenna, and radar polarization; 4. Dual-polarized wave propagation in precipitation media; 5. Doppler radar signal theory and spectral estimation; 6. Dual-polarized radar systems and signal processing algorithms; 7. The polarimetric basis for characterizing precipitation; 8. Radar rainfall estimation; Appendices.

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