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Microwave radar remote sensing of atmospheric boundary layer
Author(s): Ningquan Weng; Xiaoqin Liu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the recent decades, radar remote has played a more and more important role in atmospheric research. In this paper we discuss the 915MHz microwave Doppler radar, which obtain the mean wind profiles in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The radar receives backscatter from clear- air's refractive-index fluctuations. It can provide vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction and vertical wind velocity. It can also provide virtual temperature profiles with a Radio Acoustic Sounding System. In this paper, we discussed the radar parameters and some atmospheric factors that can affect the result of the radar. We also discussed the result of radar under different meteorology condition. The refractive index structure function parameter, Cn2, can also be taken from Doppler velocity spectra measured by the radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319467
Show Author Affiliations
Ningquan Weng, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Xiaoqin Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3503:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Dong Liang Wu; Yaqiu Jin; JingShang Jiang, Editor(s)

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