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Overview of polarimetric techniques in radar meteorology
Author(s): Viswanathan N. Bringi; V. Chandrasekar; Peter F. Meischner
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Paper Abstract

An evaluation is made of the progress made to date on the application of radar polarimetry to the remote sensing of microphysical parameters via particle shapes, orientations, and compositions. Even without measuring the complete covariance or Mueller matrix, it is found possible to glean important quantitative and qualitative information, provided that the polarimetric estimators can be related to microphysical parameters. The complete covariance matrix approach is needed for particle identification at low temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1317, Polarimetry: Radar, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22051
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Viswanathan N. Bringi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
V. Chandrasekar, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Peter F. Meischner, DLR (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1317:
Polarimetry: Radar, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray
Russell A. Chipman; John W. Morris, Editor(s)

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