Weather Radar Polarimetry

Guifu Zhang

August 1, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 304 Pages - 37 Color & 101 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439869581 - CAT# K13193

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Features

  • Presents the fundamentals and principles of polarimetric radar remote sensing
  • Examines applications of polarimetric radar measurements in hydrometer classification, particle size distribution retrievals, microphysical parameterization, and weather quantification and forecast
  • Covers advanced remote sensing techniques, including polarimetric phased array radar
  • Characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of the hydrometers
  • Includes worked examples, international case studies, and downloadable MATLAB® code
  • Contains precipitation microphysics and polarimetric radar data

Summary

This book presents the fundamentals of polarimetric radar remote sensing through understanding wave scattering and propagation in geophysical media filled with hydrometers and other objects. The text characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of hydrometers and establishes the relations between radar observables and physical state parameters. It introduces advanced remote sensing techniques (such as polarimetric phased array radar) and retrieval methods for physical parameters. The book also illustrates applications of polarimetric radar measurements in hydrometer classification, particle size distribution retrievals, microphysical parameterization, and weather quantification and forecast.

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