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Ka-Band ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) Instrument Handbook  

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The Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR) is a zenith-pointing Doppler cloud radar operating at approximately 35 GHz. The KAZR is an evolutionary follow-on radar to ARM's widely successful millimeter-wavelength cloud radar (MMCR). The main purpose of the KAZR is to provide vertical profiles of clouds by measuring the first three Doppler moments: reflectivity, radial Doppler velocity, and spectra width. At the sites where the dual-polarization measurements are made, the Doppler moments for the cross-polarization channel are also available. In addition to the moments, velocity spectra are also continuously recorded for each range gate.

Widener, K; Bharadwaj, N; Johnson, K

2012-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM KAZR-ARSCL Value Added Product  

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The Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZRs) have replaced the long-serving Millimeter Cloud Radars, or MMCRs. Accordingly, the primary MMCR Value Added Product (VAP), the Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product, is being replaced by a KAZR-based version, the KAZR-ARSCL VAP. KAZR-ARSCL provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments.

Michael Jensen

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ARM KAZR-ARSCL Value Added Product  

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The Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZRs) have replaced the long-serving Millimeter Cloud Radars, or MMCRs. Accordingly, the primary MMCR Value Added Product (VAP), the Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product, is being replaced by a KAZR-based version, the KAZR-ARSCL VAP. KAZR-ARSCL provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments.

Michael Jensen

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Evaluation Product - KAZR and MWACR Ship Motion Corrections  

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ProductsKAZR and MWACR Ship Motion Corrections ProductsKAZR and MWACR Ship Motion Corrections Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : KAZR and MWACR Ship Motion Corrections 2012.09.22 - 2013.01.08 Site(s) MAG General Description The second ARM mobile facility has been configured to take advantage of ship-board deployments. At issue is how the motion at sea during these deployments affects the vertically-pointing cloud radars. Two radars of this type - the Ka-band ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) and the Marine W-band ARM Cloud Radar (MWACR) - are instruments used in ARM's first ship-based field campaign. Each of these radars requires post-processing to account for the ship's motion across the open ocean. The primary adjustments that must be

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ARM - Instrument - kazr  

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govInstrumentskazr Documentation KAZR : Handbook KAZR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports KAZR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data...

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Observations of Two Colorado Thunderstorms by Means of a Zenith-Pointing Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A description is given of the distributions of radar reflectivity, mean Doppler velocity, vertical air velocity and Doppler-velocity variance in two thunderstorms over eastern Colorado. A zenith-pointing Doppler radar was used to obtain data at ...

Louis J. Battan

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Active Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM  

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ProductsActive Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ProductsActive Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Evaluation Product : Active Remote Sensing of Clouds from Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars Site(s) GAN SGP General Description The Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (KAZRs) have replaced the long-serving Millimeter Cloud Radars, or MMCRs. Accordingly, the primary MMCR Value Added Product (VAP), the Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product, is being replaced by a KAZR-based version, the KAZR-ARSCL VAP. KAZR-ARSCL provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments. KAZR observations are corrected for water vapor attenuation and velocity aliasing and significant detection masks are produced. KAZR-ARSCL

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ARM - Facility News Article  

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January 3, 2011 [Facility News] January 3, 2011 [Facility News] Cloud Radar Overhauled and Renamed Bookmark and Share The KAZR (left) is being tested with a 2-meter antenna used with MMCRs at other ARM sites. This pre-operational test will help uncover any data anomalies prior to the KAZR being installed in its new home in the shelter on the right when it replaces the MMCR. The KAZR (left) is being tested with a 2-meter antenna used with MMCRs at other ARM sites. This pre-operational test will help uncover any data anomalies prior to the KAZR being installed in its new home in the shelter on the right when it replaces the MMCR. In mid-December 2010, a new Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR) began a two-week pre-operational test alongside the ARM millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) at the Southern Great Plains site. This ushers in a new era

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Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) Handbook  

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The millimeter cloud radar (MMCR) systems probe the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths. The MMCR is a zenith-pointing radar that operates at a frequency of 35 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., cloud bottoms and tops). This radar will also report radar reflectivity (dBZ) of the atmosphere up to 20 km. The radar possesses a doppler capability that will allow the measurement of cloud constituent vertical velocities.

KB Widener; K Johnson

2005-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Properties of Tropical Convection Observed by Millimeter-Wave Radar Systems  

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This paper describes the results of analysis of over 825 000 profiles of millimeter-wave radar (MWR) reflectivities primarily collected by zenith-pointing surface radars observing tropical convection associated with various phases of activity of ...

Graeme L. Stephens; Norman B. Wood

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Datastreams - kazrge  

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Datastreamskazrge Datastreamskazrge Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1025214 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : KAZRGE Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR): general mode Active Dates 2011.01.18 - 2014.01.09 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State, Cloud Properties Originating Instrument Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Radar calibration constant, copolar dB cal_constant_copol ( time ) Radar calibration constant, cross-polar dB cal_constant_xpol ( time )

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Zenith Energy Services P Ltd ZESL | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Services P Ltd ZESL Energy Services P Ltd ZESL Jump to: navigation, search Name Zenith Energy Services (P) Ltd. (ZESL) Place Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Zip 500 028 Sector Biomass, Services Product Zenith provides services to project developers, such as feasibility studies, DPR, biomass assessment studies and financial services. References Zenith Energy Services (P) Ltd. (ZESL)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Zenith Energy Services (P) Ltd. (ZESL) is a company located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India . References ↑ "[ Zenith Energy Services (P) Ltd. (ZESL)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Zenith_Energy_Services_P_Ltd_ZESL&oldid=35345

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Zenith Materials Technology Corp | Open Energy Information  

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Materials Technology Corp Materials Technology Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name Zenith Materials Technology Corp. Place Hsinchu, Taiwan Sector Solar Product Taiwan-based manufacturer of solar ingot puller and wafer wire-saw. Coordinates 24.69389°, 121.148064° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":24.69389,"lon":121.148064,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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ARM - Datastreams - kazrmd  

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Datastreamskazrmd Datastreamskazrmd Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1095601 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : KAZRMD Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR): moderate sensitivity mode Active Dates 2011.05.03 - 2014.01.09 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State, Cloud Properties Originating Instrument Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time Radar calibration constant, copolar dB cal_constant_copol ( time )

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ARM - Datastreams - kazrspeccmaskhicopol  

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Datastreamskazrspeccmaskhicopol Datastreamskazrspeccmaskhicopol Documentation Data Quality Plots Citation DOI: 10.5439/1095602 [ What is this? ] Generate Citation ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Datastream : KAZRSPECCMASKHICOPOL Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR): filtered spectral data, high sensitivity mode, co-polarized mode Active Dates 2013.04.26 - 2013.11.21 Measurement Categories Atmospheric State, Cloud Properties Originating Instrument Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) Measurements Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default. Show all measurements Measurement Units Variable Altitude above mean sea level m alt Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time

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Expected Muon Energy Spectra and Zenithal Distributions Deep Underwater  

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Energy spectra and zenith angle distributions of atmospheric muons are calculated for the depths of operation of large underwater neutrino telescopes. The estimation of the prompt muon contribution is performed with three approaches to charm hadroproduction: recombination quark-parton model, quark-gluon string model, and perturbative QCD based models. Calculations show that the larger are zenith angles and water thickness above the detector, the lower is the energy at which the prompt muon flux becomes equal to conventional one (``crossing energy'') . For instance, for the depth of the Baikal Neutrino Telescope and for zenith angle of 78 degrees the crossing energy is about 300 TeV, whereas it is only 8 TeV for the NESTOR depth. Nevertheless, the muon flux of the crossing energy at NESTOR depth is in order of magnitude lower in comparison with the Baikal depth.

A. Misaki; V. A. Naumov; T. S. Sinegovskaya; S. I. Sinegovsky; N. Takahashi

1999-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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GPS Meteorology: Mapping Zenith Wet Delays onto Precipitable Water  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Emerging networks of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers can be used in the remote sensing of atmospheric water vapor. The time-varying zenith wet delay observed at each GPS receiver in a network can be transformed into an estimate of the ...

Michael Bevis; Steven Businger; Steven Chiswell; Thomas A. Herring; Richard A. Anthes; Christian Rocken; Randolph H. Ware

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances at the ARM SGP Site  

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CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances CIMEL Measurements of Zenith Radiances at the ARM SGP Site W. J. Wiscombe National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center Climate and Radiation Branch Greenbelt, Maryland A. Marshak and K. Evans Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Y. Knyazikhin Department of Geography Boston University Boston, Massachusetts H. W. Barker Environment Canada Downsview, Ontario, Canada C. F. Pavloski Department of Meteorology Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania A. B. Davis Los Alamos National Laboratory Space and Remote Sensing Sciences Los Alamos, New Mexico M. Miller Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York Introduction The objective of our study is to exploit the sharp spectral contrast in vegetated surface reflectance across

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor  

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Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Radiation Dry Bias in the TWP-ICE Radiosonde Soundings Solar Zenith Angle Correction Factor Figure 3: Ratio of MWR TCWV to radiosonde derived TCWV, and the solar zenith angle at the radiosonde launch time (black dots). The dry bias observed in sonde TCWV values is mainly attributable to a dry RH bias near the surface The red dots show the 1000 hPa RH correction factors suggested by Voemel et al for sondes launched near noon (10-30 degree solar zenith angle), and at night time (90 degree zenith angle). The green line shows a modified RH correction factor which is a function of the solar zenith angle. ● During the day-time, the TCWV bias is significantly smaller when the zenith angle correction is applied than when no correction, or only the Crad and Ccal corrections are applied.

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Operational Assimilation of GPS Zenith Total Delay Observations into the Met Office Numerical Weather Prediction Models  

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Zenith total delay (ZTD) observations derived from ground-based GPS receivers have been assimilated operationally into the Met Office North Atlantic and European (NAE) numerical weather prediction (NWP) model since 2007. Assimilation trials were ...

Gemma V. Bennitt; Adrian Jupp

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of Land Surface Albedo on Solar Zenith Angle: Observations and Model Parameterization  

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This study examines the dependence of surface albedo on solar zenith angle (SZA) over snow-free land surfaces using the intensive observations of surface shortwave fluxes made by the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (...

Fanglin Yang; Kenneth Mitchell; Yu-Tai Hou; Yongjiu Dai; Xubin Zeng; Zhuo Wang; Xin-Zhong Liang

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of LOWTRAN and MODTRAN for use over high zenith angle/long path length viewing.  

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??LOWTRAN and MODTRAN were evaluated in the 2.0-5.5 micron region against field collection data at high zenith angle/long path lengths to determine the degree of (more)

Wright, Jonathan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Radar Doppler  

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W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar MMCR : Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar RWP : Radar Wind Profiler 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz) WACR : W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar...

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ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: W-Band ARM Cloud Radar  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System W-Band ARM Cloud Radar System Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The W-Band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) is a dual polarization 95 GHz radar that will be deployed at the SGP CART site in the spring of 2005. The WACR system will be installed in the existing MMCR shelter, and will provide continuous zenith pointing measurements of clouds to compliment measurements provided by MMCR. Built by ProSensing Inc. of Amherst, MA, the WACR system include a high peak power (1.5 kW) EIKA transmitter, low noise receiver, and PC-based digital receiver. In addition to an internal calibration procedure, an electronically controlled deflector plate mounted on the roof of the MMCR shelter will be used to periodically illuminate a

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ARM - Measurement - Vertical velocity  

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govMeasurementsVertical velocity govMeasurementsVertical velocity ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Vertical velocity The component of the velocity vector, along the local vertical. Categories Atmospheric State Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System KAZR : Ka ARM Zenith Radar MMCR : Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar SODAR : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging

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Radiative Impacts on the Growth of Drops within Simulated Marine Stratocumulus. Part II: Solar Zenith Angle Variations  

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The effects of solar heating at a variety of solar zenith angles (?o) on the vapor depositional growth of cloud drops, and hence the potential for collection enhancement, is investigated. A large eddy simulation (LES) model is used to predict the ...

Christopher M. Hartman; Jerry Y. Harrington

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DISCLAIMER  

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06 06 Ka-Band ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR) K Widener N Bharadwaj K Johnson February 2012 Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research K Widener/N Bharadwaj/K Johnson, February 2012, DOE/SC-ARM/TR-106 iii Acronyms and Abbreviations ARM Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (Climate Research Facility) ARSCL Active Remote Sensing of Clouds C band frequencies between 4 GHz and 8 GHz dB decibel dBi antenna gain referenced to isotropic radiator dBm decibel referenced to 1 mW dBZ reflectivity DMF Data Management Facility DOE U.S. Department of Energy DQO Data Quality Office (ARM) GHz gigahertz (10 9 Hz) Hz hertz Ka band frequencies between 26.5 GHz and 40 GHz

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Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Radar Radar Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Radar Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Remote Sensing Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Active Sensors Parent Exploration Technique: Active Sensors Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Detect fault and ground movement Hydrological: Can give indications about subsurface geothermal fluid flow Thermal: Dictionary.png Radar: Radar is an active-sensor remote sensing tool used to detect small changes in ground movement at geothermal locations. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Introduction RAdio Detection And Ranging (RADAR) is used in a wide variety of applications. In remote sensing applications, the source of the radio waves

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Science Goals for the ARM Recovery Act Radars  

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Science Goals for the ARM Recovery Act Radars. In October 2008, an ARM workshop brought together approximately 30 climate research scientists to discuss the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility's role in solving outstanding climate science issues. Through this discussion it was noted that one of ARM's primary contributions is to provide detailed information about cloud profiles and their impact on radiative fluxes. This work supports cloud parameterization development and improved understanding of cloud processes necessary for that development. A critical part of this work is measuring microphysical properties (cloud ice and liquid water content, cloud particle sizes, shapes, and distribution). ARM measurements and research have long included an emphasis on obtaining the best possible microphysical parameters with the available instrumentation. At the time of the workshop, this research was reaching the point where additional reduction in uncertainties in these critical parameters required new instrumentation for applications such as specifying radiative heating profiles, measuring vertical velocities, and studying the convective triggering and evolution of three-dimensional (3D) cloud fields. ARM was already operating a subset of the necessary instrumentation to make some progress on these problems; each of the ARM sites included (and still includes) a cloud radar (operating at 35 or 94 GHz), a cloud lidar, and balloon-borne temperature and humidity sensors. However, these measurements were inadequate for determining detailed microphysical properties in most cases. Additional instrumentation needed to improve retrievals of microphysical processes includes radars at two additional frequencies for a total of three at a single site (35 GHz, 94 GHz, and a precipitation radar) and a Doppler lidar. Evolving to a multi-frequency scanning radar is a medium-term goal to bridge our understanding of two-dimensional (2D) retrievals to the 3D cloud field. These additional microphysical measurements would allow detailed cloud properties to be derived even in the presence of light precipitation. It is important to couple these detailed measurements of cloud microphysics to vertical motion on the cloud scale to couple microphysics with meteorological processes. Vertically pointing Doppler radars provide the vertical motion of cloud particles but, to separate particle motion from air motion, a wind profiler is required. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided the means to address these needs and implement a multi-frequency suite of radars, including scanning radars, at each of the ARM sites. In addition, Doppler lidars have been deployed at several sites. With these new measurement capabilities, ARM has the measurement capabilities to tackle the problems of improving microphysical profile descriptions and evaluating the relationship between our current narrow-field-of view, zenith perspective on clouds to a description of the full 3D cloud field and its temporal evolution.

JH Mather

2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission of Solar Radiation by Clouds over Snow and Ice Surfaces: A Parameterization in Terms of Optical Depth, Solar Zenith Angle, and Surface Albedo  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multilevel spectral radiative transfer model is used to develop simple but accurate parameterizations for cloud transmittance as a function of cloud optical depth, solar zenith angle, and surface albedo, for use over snow, ice, and water ...

Melanie F. Fitzpatrick; Richard E. Brandt; Stephen G. Warren

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry  

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Synthetic aperture radar interferometry is an imaging technique for measuring the topography of a surface, its changes over time, and other changes in the detailed characteristics of the surface. By exploiting the phase of the coherent radar signal, interferometry has transformed radar remote sensing from a largely interpretive science to a quantitative tool, with applications in cartography, geodesy, land cover characterization, and natural hazards. This paper reviews the techniques of interferometry, systems and limitations, and applications in a rapidly growing area of science and engineering.

Paul A. Rosen; Scott Hensley; Ian R. Joughin; Fuk K. Li; Sren N. Madsen; Senior Member; Ernesto Rodrguez; Richard M. Goldstein

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic Aperture Radar -- Sandia National Laboratories  

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Information Contacts Synthetic Aperture Radar Sandia synthetic aperture radar image of Washington, DC Sandia synthetic aperture radar image of Washington, DC Sandia synthetic...

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Downhole pulse radar  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A borehole logging tool generates a fast rise-time, short duration, high peak-power radar pulse having broad energy distribution between 30 MHz and 300 MHz through a directional transmitting and receiving antennas having barium titanate in the electromagnetically active region to reduce the wavelength to within an order of magnitude of the diameter of the antenna. Radar returns from geological discontinuities are sampled for transmission uphole. 7 figs.

Chang, Hsi-Tien

1987-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole pulse radar  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A borehole logging tool generates a fast rise-time, short duration, high peak-power radar pulse having broad energy distribution between 30 MHz and 300 MHz through a directional transmitting and receiving antennas having barium titanate in the electromagnetically active region to reduce the wavelength to within an order of magnitude of the diameter of the antenna. Radar returns from geological discontinuities are sampled for transmission uphole.

Chang, Hsi-Tien (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radar remote sensing of the lower atmosphere  

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on the observed radar clutter power. Marine ducts and theiron observed radar clutter power. Marine ducts and their

Karimian, Ali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler Radar Observations of Mammatus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of mammatus-like cloud features associated with a convective rain shower were obtained using a vertically pointing 8-mm-wavelength Doppler radar. The radar's excellent sensitivity and resolution allowed even very weak, finescale ...

Brooks E. Martner

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Physically Based Radar Simulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a growing use of multiparameter radars for observation of the atmosphere and, in particular, for remote sensing of rain. Radar systems have the undeniable advantage of being able to monitor very large areas with a single installation in ...

Carlo Capsoni; Michele DAmico

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Measurement - Radar polarization  

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polarization polarization ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Radar polarization The temporal and geometric behavior of the electric field vector of an electromagnetic wave transmitted or received by a radar system, e.g. elliptical polarization, differential reflectivity, phase shift, co-polar correlation coefficient, linear depolarization ratio. Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CSAPR : C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar

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Definition: Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Radar Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Radar Radar is an active-sensor remote sensing tool used to detect small changes in ground movement at geothermal locations. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Radar is an object detection system which uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. The radar dish or antenna transmits pulses of radio waves or microwaves which bounce off any object in their path. The object returns a tiny part of the wave's energy to a dish or antenna which is usually located at the same site as the transmitter. Radar was secretly developed by several nations before and

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A Comparison of Radar Reflectivity Estimates of Rainfall from Collocated Radars  

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Radar reflectivitybased rainfall estimates from collocated radars are examined. The usual large storm-to-storm variations in radar bias and high correlation between radar estimates and rain gauge observations are found. For three storms in ...

Edward A. Brandes; J. Vivekanandan; James W. Wilson

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - Evaluation Product - Cloud Microbase-kazr Profiles (ka...  

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from the previous Microbase version (microbasepi2) with the exception that the LWP information collected from the Microwave Radiometer is now checked for data quality...

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The Operational Weather Radar Network in Europe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The operational weather radar network in Europe covers more than 30 countries and contains more than 200 weather radars. The radar network is heterogeneous in hardware, signal processing, transmit/receive frequency, and scanning strategy, thus making it ...

Asko Huuskonen; Elena Saltikoff; Iwan Holleman

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Tornado Damage Estimation Using Polarimetric Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the use of tornadic debris signature (TDS) parameters to estimate tornado damage severity using Norman, Oklahoma (KOUN), polarimetric radar data (polarimetric version of the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler radar). ...

David J. Bodine; Matthew R. Kumjian; Robert D. Palmer; Pamela L. Heinselman; Alexander V. Ryzhkov

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Radar Works | Open Energy Information  

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2013 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for How Radar Works Citation Institute For Geophysics. How Radar Works...

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Ultrasonic radar and its applications  

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A rangefinder is a device that measures distance from the observer to a target, for the purposes of surveying, determining focus in photography, or accurately aiming a weapon. Some devices use active methods to measure (such as sonar, laser, or radar); ... Keywords: PIC, radar, rangefinder, surveying, target, ultrasonic, weapon

Mansoor-Ul-Hassan Siddique

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Marine Radar Wind Sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for retrieving the wind vector from radar-image sequences is presented. This method, called WiRAR, uses a marine X-band radar to analyze the backscatter of the ocean surface in space and time with respect to surface winds. Wind ...

Heiko Dankert; Jochen Horstmann

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Climate Research Facility Radar Operations Plan  

SciTech Connect

Roles, responsibilities, and processes associated with Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Radar Operations.

Voyles, JW

2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

48

The Atmospheric Imaging Radar: Simultaneous Volumetric Observations Using a Phased Array Weather Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile weather radars often utilize rapid-scan strategies when collecting observations of severe weather. Various techniques have been used to improve volume update times, including the use of agile and multibeam radars. Imaging radars, similar in ...

Bradley Isom; Robert Palmer; Redmond Kelley; John Meier; David Bodine; Mark Yeary; Boon-Leng Cheong; Yan Zhang; Tian-You Yu; Michael I. Biggerstaff

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Radar Beam Shielding on Rainfall Estimation for the Polarimetric C-Band Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar reflectivity (Zh), differential reflectivity (Zdr), and specific differential phase (Kdp) measured from the operational, polarimetric weather radar located in Trappes, France, were used to examine the effects of radar beam shielding on ...

Katja Friedrich; Urs Germann; Jonathan J. Gourley; Pierre Tabary

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

50

Polarimetry for Weather Surveillance Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is an overview of weather radar polarimetry emphasizing surveillance applications. The following potential benefits to operations are identified: improvement of quantitative precipitation measurements, discrimination of hail from rain ...

Dusan S. Zrnic; Alexander V. Ryzhkov

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Radar Reflectivity of Cumulus Clouds  

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The relationships between the radar reflectivity factor Z and significant physical cloud parameters are studied from a dataset collected with an instrumented aircraft in non- or very weakly precipitating warm clouds. The cloud droplet populations ...

Henri Sauvageot; Jilani Omar

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Radar Calibration: Some Simple Approaches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The proper calibration of weather radars has been at the heart of the problem of accurate reflectivity measurements for more than five decades. This paper summarizes a number of methods that have been used previously and others that areworthy of ...

David Atlas

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of the ARM Measurement of Spectral Zenith Radiance For Better Understanding Of 3D Cloud-Radiation Processes and Aerosol-Cloud Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Our proposal focuses on cloud-radiation processes in a general 3D cloud situation, with particular emphasis on cloud optical depth and effective particle size. We also focus on zenith radiance measurements, both active and passive. The proposal has three main parts. Part One exploits the ?¢????solar-background?¢??? mode of ARM lidars to allow them to retrieve cloud optical depth not just for thin clouds but for all clouds. This also enables the study of aerosol cloud interactions with a single instrument. Part Two exploits the large number of new wavelengths offered by ARM?¢????s zenith-pointing ShortWave Spectrometer (SWS), especially during CLASIC, to develop better retrievals not only of cloud optical depth but also of cloud particle size. We also propose to take advantage of the SWS?¢???? 1 Hz sampling to study the ?¢????twilight zone?¢??? around clouds where strong aerosol-cloud interactions are taking place. Part Three involves continuing our cloud optical depth and cloud fraction retrieval research with ARM?¢????s 2NFOV instrument by, first, analyzing its data from the AMF-COPS/CLOWD deployment, and second, making our algorithms part of ARM?¢????s operational data processing.

D. Jui-Yuan Chiu

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Synthetic Aperture Radar | Open Energy Information  

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Aperture Radar Aperture Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Synthetic Aperture Radar Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is an active microwave remote sensing technology that measures the phase difference between a radar wave emitted from an antennae attached to a satellite or aircraft to generate high-resolution images of a surface.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As SAR Related Terms radar References ↑ Synthetic Aperature Radar: Systems and Signal Processing (Curlander and McDonough - 1991 - book) fue LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. l cell, Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Synthetic_Aperture_Radar&oldid=493069" Category: Definitions What links here Related changes

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Definition: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar | Open Energy  

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Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) utilizes SAR images from two different time periods to generate maps of surface deformation. The technique can potentially measure millimeter-scale changes in the Earth's surface.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Also Known As InSAR, IfSAR Related Terms Synthetic Aperture Radar, radar, sustainability References ↑ Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry to Measure Earth's Surface Topography and Its Deformation (Burgmann et al. 2000) ↑ Improved Visulaization of Satellite Radar InSAR Observed Structural Controls at Producing Geothermal Field Using Modeled Horizontal Surface Displacements(Opplinger et al. 2006)

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A Bistatic Multiple-Doppler Radar Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A multiple-Doppler radar network can be constructed using only one, traditional, transmitting pencil-beam radar and one or more passive, low-gain, nontransmitting receivers at remote sites. Radiation scattered from the pencil beam of the ...

Joshua Wurman; Stanley Heckman; Dennis Boccippio

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Radar Detection of Turbulence in Precipitation Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Imperfect particle tracer response is incorporated into the relations describing the turbulent air motion contribution to Doppler radar spectrum mean and variance. Tracer effects on radar estimates of the eddy dissipation rate (?) increase with ...

Alan R. Bohne

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Understanding Radar Refractivity: Sources of Uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a 2-yr-long comparison of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) refractivity retrievals with Oklahoma Mesonetwork (Mesonet) and sounding measurements and discusses some challenges to implementing radar ...

David Bodine; Dan Michaud; Robert D. Palmer; Pamela L. Heinselman; Jerry Brotzge; Nick Gasperoni; Boon Leng Cheong; Ming Xue; Jidong Gao

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Airborne Doppler Radar Data Analysis Workshop  

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The Airborne Doppler Radar Data Analysis Workshop, sponsored by the Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was the first to focus on analyzing airborne Doppler radar data. The workshop (held ...

Wen-Chau Lee; Frank D. Marks; Craig Walther

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Doppler Radar Sampling Limitations in Convective Storms  

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Vertical air motion data from a T-28 aircraft were filtered and sampled to simulate Doppler radar measurements. The results suggest that multiple Doppler radar analyses are subject to potentially large spatial aliasing errors in deep convection ...

R. E. Carbone; M. J. Carpenter; C. D. Burghart

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An obstacle penetrating dynamic radar imaging system for the detection, tracking, and imaging of an individual, animal, or object comprising a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units that produce a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object, and a processing system for said set of return radar signals for detection, tracking, and imaging of the individual, animal, or object. The system provides a radar video system for detecting and tracking an individual, animal, or object by producing a set of return radar signals from the individual, animal, or object with a multiplicity of low power ultra wideband radar units, and processing said set of return radar signals for detecting and tracking of the individual, animal, or object.

Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James E. (Livermore, CA); Chang, John T. (Danville, CA); Leach, Jr.. Richard R. (Castro Valley, CA)

2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

62

Optimal Planning of a Weather Radar Network  

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An approach to the optimal planning of a weather radar network is presented. In the approach, several aspects affecting the planning decision, including terrain blockage, the need to measure with two Doppler weather radars in some regions, and ...

R. Minciardi; R. Sacile; F. Siccardi

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery -- Sandia National Laboratories  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery Sandia has collected and real-time processed over 400,000 synthetic aperture radar images. The following is a selection of imagery available for...

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Operational Application of Meteorological Doppler Radar  

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Single Doppler weather radar velocity and reflectivity fields have been obtained with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) 5 cm radars for a wide variety of weather situations. Among those weather features that can be identified by ...

James Wilson; Richard Carbone; Harold Baynton; Robert Serafin

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook  

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The scanning ARM cloud radar (SACR) is a polarimetric Doppler radar consisting of three different radar designs based on operating frequency. These are designated as follows: (1) X-band SACR (X-SACR); (2) Ka-band SACR (Ka-SACR); and (3) W-band SACR (W-SACR). There are two SACRs on a single pedestal at each site where SACRs are deployed. The selection of the operating frequencies at each deployed site is predominantly determined by atmospheric attenuation at the site. Because RF attenuation increases with atmospheric water vapor content, ARM's Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites use the X-/Ka-band frequency pair. The Southern Great Plains (SGP) and North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites field the Ka-/W-band frequency pair. One ARM Mobile Facility (AMF1) has a Ka/W-SACR and the other (AMF2) has a X/Ka-SACR.

Widener, K; Bharadwaj, N; Johnson, K

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

66

ARMAR: An Airborne Rain-Mapping Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new airborne rain-mapping radar (ARMAR) has been developed by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for operation on the NASA Ames DC-8 aircraft. The radar operates at 13.8 GHz, the frequency to be used by the radar on the Tropical Rainfall ...

S. L. Durden; E. Im; F. K. Li; W. Ricketts; A. Tanner; W. Wilson

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Microwave emissions from police radar  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate police officers exposures to microwaves emitted by traffic radar units at the ocular and testicular level. Additionally, comparisons were made of the radar manufacturers published maximum power density specifications and actual measured power densities taken at the antenna face of those units. Four different speed enforcement agencies and one transportation research institute provided fifty four different radar units for evaluation. Of those units, nine dash mounted. five rear mounted, and three hand held models were included. During this study, only four of the 986 measurements taken exceeded the American National Standards Institute(ANSI) limit of 5 MW/CM2 , and none exceeded the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists(ACGIH), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers(IEEE), or Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) standard of 10 MW/CM2 . None of the 812 measurements taken at the officers seated ocular and testicular positions exceeded .04 MW/CM2. In fact, the highest reading observed in the drivers' position was .034 MW/CM2 taken at the 5th percentile testicular level, less than 1% of the lowest current safety standard. Because of the confusion that exists in the medical and scientific communities concerning non-ionizing radiation, the extent of health risks associated with long term exposure to police radar is not yet known. Until science has indisputably proven that long term, low power exposure is not harmful, it is recommended that police departments take steps to limit officer exposure. There are several ways that police departments can limit exposure cheaply and with minimal effort. The purchasing department should first consider radar units with the lowest published maximum power densities. New hand held radar units should not be purchased because they leave open the opportunity for operators to place their bodies in the radar beam path. Purchasing units whose antennae mount outside the patrol vehicle will also lower exposure to microwaves. Finally, training that stresses the importance of using the radar units' stand-by mode when not actually monitoring traffic will further limit exposure.

Fink, John Michael

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Sidelobe Contamination in Bistatic Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of sidelobe contamination in a bistatic network is explored. The McGill bistatic network consists of one S-band Doppler radar and two low-gain passive receivers at remote sites. Operational experience with the bistatic network ...

Ramn de Ela; Isztar Zawadzki

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Field Training in Radar Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NSF Division of Mesoscale Meteorology and the University of NevadaReno (UNR) provided support for a two-week field course at the CSUCHILL radar during 1224 May 1991. Ten atmospheric science graduate students and two faculty from the Desert ...

John Hallett; Melanie Wetzel; Steven Rutledge

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two terminal micropower radar sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simple, low power ultra-wideband radar motion sensor/switch configuration connects a power source and load to ground. The switch is connected to and controlled by the signal output of a radar motion sensor. The power input of the motion sensor is connected to the load through a diode which conducts power to the motion sensor when the switch is open. A storage capacitor or rechargeable battery is connected to the power input of the motion sensor. The storage capacitor or battery is charged when the switch is open and powers the motion sensor when the switch is closed. The motion sensor and switch are connected between the same two terminals between the source/load and ground. 3 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1995-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

71

Two terminal micropower radar sensor  

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A simple, low power ultra-wideband radar motion sensor/switch configuration connects a power source and load to ground. The switch is connected to and controlled by the signal output of a radar motion sensor. The power input of the motion sensor is connected to the load through a diode which conducts power to the motion sensor when the switch is open. A storage capacitor or rechargeable battery is connected to the power input of the motion sensor. The storage capacitor or battery is charged when the switch is open and powers the motion sensor when the switch is closed. The motion sensor and switch are connected between the same two terminals between the source/load and ground.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

High-Temporal-Resolution Capabilities of the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased-Array Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since 2007 the advancement of the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased-Array Radar (NWRT PAR) hardware and software capabilities has been supporting the implementation of high-temporal-resolution (1 min) sampling. To achieve the increase in ...

Pamela L. Heinselman; Sebastin M. Torres

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Measurement of Atmospheric Aspect Sensitivity Using Coherent Radar Imaging after Mitigation of Radar Beam Weighting Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aspect angle, a measurement of the aspect sensitivity of atmospheric refractivity irregularities, was estimated with multiple-receiver coherent radar imaging (CRI) of very high frequency (VHF) atmospheric radar. Two CRI parameters retrieved by ...

Jenn-Shyong Chen; Jun-ichi Furumoto

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

The Use of TRMM Precipitation Radar Observations in Determining Ground Radar Calibration Biases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since the successful launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, measurements of a wide variety of precipitating systems have been obtained with unprecedented detail from the first space-based radar [precipitation radar (...

Emmanouil N. Anagnostou; Carlos A. Morales; Tufa Dinku

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Monitoring the Reflectivity Calibration of a Scanning Radar Using a Profiling Radar and a Disdrometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a method of absolutely calibrating and routinely monitoring the reflectivity calibration from a scanning weather radar using a vertically profiling radar that has been absolutely calibrated using a collocated surface ...

Christopher R. Williams; Kenneth S. Gage; Wallace Clark; Paul Kucera

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Rapid Sampling of Severe Storms by the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key advantage of the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar (PAR) is the capability to adaptively scan storms at higher temporal resolution than is possible with the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D): 1 min or less ...

Pamela L. Heinselman; David L. Priegnitz; Kevin L. Manross; Travis M. Smith; Richard W. Adams

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

The 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 30th International Conference on Radar Meteorology, held in Munich, Germany, 1924 July 2001, highlighted recent progress in the field of radar meteorology and demonstrated how radar is used in many integrated ways to better understand and ...

Matthias Steiner; Peter F. Meischner

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Ultra-wideband radar motion sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A motion sensor is based on ultra-wideband (UWB) radar. UWB radar range is determined by a pulse-echo interval. For motion detection, the sensors operate by staring at a fixed range and then sensing any change in the averaged radar reflectivity at that range. A sampling gate is opened at a fixed delay after the emission of a transmit pulse. The resultant sampling gate output is averaged over repeated pulses. Changes in the averaged sampling gate output represent changes in the radar reflectivity at a particular range, and thus motion. 15 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Retrieval of Precipitation Profiles from Airborne Radar and Passive Radiometer Measurements: Comparison with Dual-Frequency Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study compares precipitation rate profiles derived from a single frequency radar and radiometer with such profiles derived from a dual-frequency radar.

J. A. Weinman; R. Meneghini; K. Nakamura

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Radar Determination of Snowfall Rate and Accumulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A unique method that provides for relating radar-measured reflectivity factors to snowfall rates at the ground is presented. Data were provided by a CPS-9, 3.2 cm radar from six 1978 Massachusetts snowstorms A best-fit power-law relationship ...

Roland J. Boucher; James G. Wieler

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Helicopter discrimination apparatus for the murine radar  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A helicopter discrimination apparatus for a radar utilizing doppler filtering to discriminate between a missile and ground clutter. The short duration of the doppler filter pulses which are emitted by helicopter rotor blades are processed to prevent false alarms, thus allowing the radar-protected helicopter to operate in formation with other helicopters while maintaining protection against infra-red-seeking missiles.

Webb, Jr., John G. (Sandia Park, NM); Gray, Roger M. (Dallas, TX)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Ultra-wideband radar sensors and networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Ultra wideband radar motion sensors strategically placed in an area of interest communicate with a wireless ad hoc network to provide remote area surveillance. Swept range impulse radar and a heart and respiration monitor combined with the motion sensor further improves discrimination.

Leach, Jr., Richard R; Nekoogar, Faranak; Haugen, Peter C

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

83

Utilizing Spaceborne Radars to Retrieve Dry Snowfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dataset consisting of one year of CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) near-surface radar reflectivity Z associated with dry snowfall is examined in this study. The CPR observations are converted to snowfall rates S using derived ZeS ...

Mark S. Kulie; Ralf Bennartz

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Using doppler radar images to estimate aircraft navigational heading error  

SciTech Connect

A yaw angle error of a motion measurement system carried on an aircraft for navigation is estimated from Doppler radar images captured using the aircraft. At least two radar pulses aimed at respectively different physical locations in a targeted area are transmitted from a radar antenna carried on the aircraft. At least two Doppler radar images that respectively correspond to the at least two transmitted radar pulses are produced. These images are used to produce an estimate of the yaw angle error.

Doerry, Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Jay D. (Albuquerque, NM); Kim, Theodore J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

85

DOE/SC-ARM-12-009 ARM Radar Organization JW Voyles  

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Bharadwaj Radar Calibration Plan, controlled document Nitin Bharadwaj Instrument Handbooks, controlled documents Kevin Widener Radar status and information: www.radar.arm.gov...

86

Virtual CSU-CHILL Radar: The VCHILL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Virtual CHILL (VCHILL) system makes it possible to transfer the educational and research experience of the Colorado State University dual polarization radar to remote locations over the Internet. The VCHILL operation includes remote control ...

V. Chandrasekar; Yoong-Goog Cho; D. Brunkow; A. Jayasumana

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Mean Radar Echo Characteristics during Project GALE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mean radar echo characteristics during the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) are presented for the southeastern United States during the 15 January15 March 1986 field phase of the program. The echo characteristics were derived from ...

Thomas J. Trunk; Lance F. Bosart

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Multiple-Doppler Radar Network Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observing programs utilizing Doppler radar must have them deployed in optimum locations to best satisfy experimental objectives and maximize economies. One wishes to determine the coordinate triples (xi, yi, zi), where i equals the number of ...

Peter S. Ray; Karen L. Sangren

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

On the Sensitivity of Weather Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the subject of weather radar system sensitivity from a general point of view, with emphasis an the influence of wavelength. Expressions for the echo signal-to-noise ratio are examined using a detection theory approach to ...

Paul L. Smith

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Radar Backscattering by Inhomogeneous Precipitation Particles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Calculations of radar backscattering by inhomogeneous precipitation particles require values of the dielectric function of two-component mixtures. Four such dielectric functions are critically examined and their relative merits are weighed. ...

Craig F. Bohren; Louis J. Battan

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Radar and Radiation Properties of Ice Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors derive relations of the equivalent radar reflectivity Ze and extinction coefficient ? of ice clouds and confirm the theory by in situ aircraft observations during the First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project Regional ...

David Atlas; Sergey Y. Matrosov; Andrew J. Heymsfield; Ming-Dah Chou; David B. Wolff

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Radar Observations of a Major Industrial Fire  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 23 May 1996, a Montreal suburban paint factory containing several hundred thousand gallons of paints, solvents, and other chemicals burned to the ground in a spectacular fire. The smoke plume from the fire was readily detected by three radars ...

R. R. Rogers; W. O. J. Brown

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Geostationary Doppler Radar and Tropical Cyclone Surveillance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential usefulness of spaceborne Doppler radar as a tropical cyclone observing tool is assessed by conducting a high-resolution simulation of an intense hurricane and generating synthetic observations of reflectivity and radial velocity. The ...

William E. Lewis; Eastwood Im; Simone Tanelli; Ziad Haddad; Gregory J. Tripoli; Eric A. Smith

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Optimization of Multiparameter Radar Estimates of Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The estimates of rainfall rate derived from a multiparameter radar based on reflectivity factor (RZH), differential reflectivity (RDR), and specific differential propagation phase (RDP) have widely varying accuracies over the dynamic range of the ...

V. Chandrasekar; Eugenio Gorgucci; Gianfranco Scarchilli

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Mapping of Airborne Doppler Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two sets of equations are derived to 1) map airborne Doppler radar data from an aircraft-relative coordinate system to an earth-relative coordinate system, and 2) remove the platform motion from the observed Doppler velocities. These equations ...

Wen-Chau Lee; Peter Dodge; Frank D. Marks Jr.; Peter H. Hildebrand

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Radar System Errors in Polarization Diversity Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The measurement capability of a polarization diversity radar is limited by several characteristics of the system and particularly by the performance of the antenna, which is characterized by the integrated cancellation ratio or integrated cross-...

James I. Metcalf; James S. Ussailis

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Ground Penetrating Imaging Radar Phase II  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI project "Ground Penetrating Imaging Radar Phase II," also called the "GPiR Project," started in August 1998 at Schlumberger-Doll Research, a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation. Its goal was to determine if modern ground-penetrating radar (GPR) could make three-dimensional (3D) images of buried utility lines accurate and detailed enough to help utility companies better manage their underground infrastructure. Work began with a comparison of commercial and prototype GPR systems in the lab...

2001-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

98

Use of the CSUCHILL Radar in Radar Meteorology Education at Colorado State University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A recent example illustrating the use of the CSUCHILL Doppler radar in a graduate-level course in radar meteorology at Colorado State University (CSU) is described. In addition to providing students in the Department of Atmospheric Science with ...

Steven A. Rutledge; Patrick C. Kennedy; David A. Brunkow

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Nonuniform Beamfilling Correction for Spaceborne Radar Rainfall Measurement: Implications from TOGA COARE Radar Data Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is studied to make a nonuniform beamfilling (NUBF) correction for the path-integrated attenuation (PIA) derived from spaceborne radar measurement. The key of this method is to estimate rain-rate variability within a radar field of view ...

Toshiaki Kozu; Toshio Iguchi

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Strengths and Limitations of Current Radar Systems for Two Stakeholder Groups in the Southern Plains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advancements in radar technology since the deployment of the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) network have prompted consideration of radar replacement technologies. In order for the outcomes of advanced radar research and ...

Daphne S. LaDue; Pamela L. Heinselman; Jennifer F. Newman

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

A Comparison of Tornado Warning Lead Times with and without NEXRAD Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The installation of the network of NEXRAD (Next Generation Weather Radar) WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar1988 Doppler) radars has been an ongoing process for more than three years. An assessment is made on how these radars and related ...

Paul Bieringer; Peter S. Ray

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Spurious Velocities in Doppler Radar Data Caused by a Moving Antenna Feedhorn  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Modern Doppler weather radars use clutter filtering to reduce the strength of ground targets and enhance the detection of meteorological echoes. WSR-88D [NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) and TDWR (Terminal Doppler Weather Radar)] radars, for ...

Ronald E. Rinehart

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

An Integrated Display and Analysis Methodology for Multivariable Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polarimetric Doppler radars provide valuable information about the kinematic and microphysical structure of storms. However, in-depth analysis using radar products, such as Doppler-derived wind vectors and hydrometeor identification, has been ...

Brenda A. Dolan; Steven A. Rutledge

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

An 11-cm Coherent Polarimetric Radar for Meteorological Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Geophysics Directorate of the U.S. Air Force developed a unique 11-cm (S-band) coherent polarimetric radar. The radar can transmit signals of alternating orthogonal polarizations, with either circular or linear basis, and receive signals of ...

James I. Metcalf; Alexander W. Bishop; Richard C. Chanley; Timothy C. Hiett; Pio J. Petrocchi

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 94-GHz Doppler Radar for Cloud Observations  

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A Doppler radar operating at 3.2 mm wavelength was designed and assembled primarily for observation of clouds and precipitation. Phase detection of the radar signals which is required for Doppler operation is implemented through the use of a ...

Roger Lhermitte

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Inversion of Marine Radar Images for Surface Wave Analysis  

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A method to estimate sea surface elevation maps from marine radar image sequences is presented. This method is the extension of an existing inverse modeling technique to derive wave spectra from marine radar images, which assumes linear wave ...

JosC. Nieto Borge; Germn Rodrguez Rodrguez; Katrin Hessner; Paloma Izquierdo Gonzlez

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Simulating Range Oversampled Doppler Radar Profiles of Inhomogeneous Targets  

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A new technique for generating range oversampled profiles of Doppler radar signals that have been backscattered by distributed targets is presented in this paper. The technique was developed for spaceborne cloud radars, but it can just as well be ...

N. A. J. Schutgens

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Dual-Polarization Radar Characteristics of an Apartment Fire  

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Dual-polarimetric microwave wavelength radar observations of an apartment fire in Huntsville, Alabama, on 3 March 2008 are examined to determine the radar-observable properties of ash and fire debris lofted into the atmosphere. Dual-polarimetric ...

Thomas A. Jones; Sundar A. Christopher; Walt Petersen

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Retrieval of Reflectivity in a Networked Radar Environment  

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A system for reflectivity and attenuation retrieval for rain medium in a networked radar environment is described. Electromagnetic waves backscattered from a common volume in networked radar systems are attenuated differently along the different ...

V. Chandrasekar; S. Lim

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Evaluation of a 35 GHz Radar for Cloud Physics Research  

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A 1960 35 GHz radar has been modernized through the use of solid state electronics, Dopplerization and improved data-display capabilities. Radars of this frequency are particularly useful for observing the internal structures of clouds and for ...

Peter V. Hobbs; Nathan T. Funk; Richard R. Weiss Sr.; John D. Locatelli; Kumud R. Biswas

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

On the Use of Radars for Operational Wind Profiling  

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The application of clear-air radars to operational wind profiling is considered. Several alternative techniques for determining atmospheric winds from radars are surveyed and, in light of the current interest in operational applications, the ...

B. B. Balsley; K. S. Gage

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

95-GHz Polarimetric Radar Measurements of Orographic Cap Clouds  

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The use of millimeter-wavelength radars for cloud microphysical research was investigated in experiments at the Elk Mountain Observatory near Laramie, Wyoming, between April 1990 and March 1992. The 95-GHz polarimetric radar used in these ...

Andrew Pazmany; James Mead; Robert McIntosh; Mark Hervig; Robert Kelly; Gabor Vali

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Factors Affecting the Accuracy of SHOWEX HF Radar Wave Measurements  

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Ocean Surface Current Radar (OSCR) HF radar measurements of ocean waves and currents were made during the Shoaling Waves Experiment (SHOWEX) in the fall of 1999. During some periods, at some locations, good quality wave measurements were ...

Lucy R. Wyatt; Guennadi Liakhovetski; Hans C. Graber; Brian K. Haus

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

A Dual-Wavelength Radar Method to Measure Snowfall Rate  

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A dual-wavelength radar method to estimate snowfall rate has been developed. The method suggests taking simultaneous and collocated reflectivity measurements at two radar wavelengths. Snowfall backscattering at one of these wavelengths should be ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

International Weather-Radar Networking in Western Europe  

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During the last few years there has been considerable activity in Western Europe aimed at establishing national radar networks. Concurrent with this work, several bilateral agreements to exchange weather-radar data across national boundaries have ...

C. G. Collier; C. A. Fair; D. H. Newsome

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Effect of Radar Pulse Length on Cloud Reflectivity Statistics  

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When observing clouds with radars, there are a number of design parameters, such as transmitted power, antenna size, and wavelength, that can affect the detection threshold. In making calculations of radar thresholds, also known as minimum ...

Taneil Uttal; Robert A. Kropfli

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

A Radar Study of the Plasma and Geometry of Lightning  

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Radar measurements and model studies are combined to investigate the plasma condition and the physical structure of lightning in thunderclouds. The lightning radar target is inferred to be an arclike plasma whose temperature exceeds 5000 K, ...

Earle R. Williams; Spiros G. Geotis; A. B. Bhattacharya

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Heating Profiles Derived From Cm-wavelength Radar During TWP...  

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Heating Profiles Derived From Cm-wavelength Radar During TWP-ICE Heating Profiles Derived From Cm-wavelength Radar During TWP-ICE Courtney Schumacher and Kaycee Frederick Courtney...

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Spotlight-Mode Synthetic Aperture Radar: A Signal Processing Approach  

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From the Publisher:Spotlight-mode Synthetic Aperture Radar: A Signal Processing Approach describes an important mode of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, known as spotlight-mode SAR. By treating the subject via the principles of signal processing, ...

Paul Thompson; Daniel E. Wahl; Paul H. Eichel; Dennis C. Ghiglia; Charles V. Jakowatz

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Auxiliary Signal Processing System for a Multiparameter Radar  

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The design of an auxiliary signal processor for a multiparameter radar is described with emphasis on low cost, quick development, and minimum disruption of radar operations. The processor is based around a low-cost digital signal processor card ...

V. Chandrasekar; G. R. Gray; I. J. Caylor

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RADIAL-BASED NOISE POWER ESTIMATION FOR WEATHER RADARS  

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A radar antenna intercepts thermal radiation from various sources including the ground, the sun, the sky, precipitation and man-made radiators. In the radar receiver, this external radiation produces noise that constructively adds to the receiver ...

Igor R. Ivi?; Christopher Curtis; Sebastin M. Torres

122

Procedures to Improve the Accuracy of Airborne Doppler Radar Data  

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The navigation correction method proposed in Testud et al. (referred to as the THL method) systematically identifies uncertainties in the aircraft Inertial Navigation System and errors in the radar-pointing angles by analyzing the radar returns ...

Brian L. Bosart; Wen-Chau Lee; Roger M. Wakimoto

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Estimating Urban Canopy Parameters Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data  

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This paper introduces a remote sensingbased approach to rapidly derive urban morphological characteristics using radar satellite data. The approach is based on the expectation that the magnitude of the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) backscatter ...

Indumathi Jeyachandran; Steven J. Burian; Stephen W. Stetson

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Tracking system for photon-counting laser radar  

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The purpose of this thesis is to build the tracking system for a photon-counting laser radar specifically a laser radar that has the ability to perform direct and coherent detection measurement at low signal levels with ...

Chang, Joshua TsuKang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

VHF and UHF Doppler Radars as Tools for Synoptic Research  

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Applications of VHF and UHF Doppler radars to research in synoptic meteorology are reviewed. We find that these radars show great potential for studies of large scales, but the area of research where the instruments really excel is in studying ...

M. F. Larsen; J. Rttger

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Mean Vertical Motions Seen by Radar Wind Profilers  

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Radar wind profilers have been used to measure directly the vertical motion above the radar site. Mean values of vertical motions in the troposphere and lower stratosphere reported at sites in and near mountains are often several centimeters per ...

G. D. Nastrom; T. E. VanZandt

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

A Statistical Approach to Ground Radar-Rainfall Estimation  

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This paper presents development of a statistical procedure for estimation of ensemble rainfall fields from a combination of ground radar observations and in situ rain gauge measurements. The uncertainty framework characterizes radar-rainfall ...

Alemu Tadesse; Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Estimation of Atmospheric Duct Structure Using Radar Sea Clutter  

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Retrieving atmospheric refractivity profiles from the sea surface backscattered radar clutter is known as the refractivity-from-clutter (RFC) technique. Because the relationship between refractivity and radar sea clutter is clearly nonlinear and ...

Zhao Xiaofeng; Huang Sixun

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

The New French Operational Radar Rainfall Product. Part II: Validation  

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A new operational radar-based rainfall product has been developed at Mto-France and is currently being deployed within the French operational network. The new quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) product is based entirely on radar data ...

P. Tabary; J. Desplats; K. Do Khac; F. Eideliman; C. Gueguen; J-C. Heinrich

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Operational Monitoring of Radar Differential Reflectivity Using the Sun  

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A method for the daily monitoring of the differential reflectivity bias for polarimetric weather radars is presented. Sun signals detected in polar volume data produced during operational scanning of the radar are used. This method is an ...

Iwan Holleman; Asko Huuskonen; Rashpal Gill; Pierre Tabary

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

The Rain Profiling Algorithm Applied to Polarimetric Weather Radar  

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The algorithm developed in this paper for ground-based polarimetric radars is derived from those used for the spaceborne rain radar of TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission)the so-called rain profiling algorithms. The characteristic of ...

Jacques Testud; Erwan Le Bouar; Estelle Obligis; Mustapha Ali-Mehenni

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Beam Multiplexing Using the Phased-Array Weather Radar  

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The recently installed S-band phased-array radar (PAR) at the National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT) offers fast and flexible beam steering through electronic beam forming. This capability allows the implementation of a novel scanning strategy ...

Tian-You Yu; Marko B. Orescanin; Christopher D. Curtis; Dusan S. Zrni?; Douglas E. Forsyth

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Dual-wavelength polarimetric radar analyses of tornadic debris signatures  

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Statistical properties of tornado debris signatures (TDSs) are investigated using S- and C-band polarimetric radar data with comparisons to damage surveys and satellite imagery. Close proximity of the radars to the 10 May 2010 Moore-Oklahoma City ...

David J. Bodine; Robert D. Palmer; Guifu Zhang

134

Weather Radar Polarimetry-Trends Toward Operational Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a version of a speech presented at the 27th Conference on Radar Meteorology. Relative advantages of polarimetry are contrasted with the advantages accrued by the introduction of radar into meteorology and by the addition of Doppler ...

Duan S. Zrni?

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Coastal Oceanography Applications of Digital Image Data from Marine Radar  

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A marine radar attached to a digital image capture system has been adapted for deployment from shore sites. Optimum operating parameters have been identified in relation to the resolution and sampling capabilities of both the radar and the ...

I. S. Robinson; N. P. Ward; C. P. Gommenginger; M. A. Tenorio-Gonzales

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Gust Front Characteristics as Detected by Doppler Radar  

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Gust fronts produce low altitude wind shear that can be hazardous to aircraft operations, especially during takeoff and landing. Radar meteorologists have long been able to identify gust front signatures in Doppler radar data, but in order to use ...

Diana L. Klingle; David R. Smith; Marilyn M. Wolfson

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Comparison of Dual-Polarization Radar Estimators of Rain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several polarimetric radar estimators of rain rate R and rainwater content M are examined. The accuracy of the estimators is analyzed using a gamma drop size distribution (DSD) simulation and a radar wavelength of 11 cm. The estimators that use ...

A. V. Ryzhkov; D. S. Zrni?

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Radar Observations of the 3 May 1999 Oklahoma City Tornado  

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The 3 May 1999 Oklahoma City storm is unique from a weather radar perspective because a long-track violent tornado passed within close range of several Doppler radars, because a detailed damage survey was conducted immediately after the event, ...

Donald W. Burgess; Michael A. Magsig; Joshua Wurman; David C. Dowell; Yvette Richardson

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Adaptive Range Oversampling to Achieve Faster Scanning on the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased-Array Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a real-time implementation of adaptive range oversampling processing on the National Weather Radar Testbed phased-array radar. It is demonstrated that, compared to conventional matched-filter processing, range oversampling can ...

Christopher D. Curtis; Sebastin M. Torres

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Can a VHF Doppler Radar Provide Synoptic Wind Data? A Comparison of 30 Days of Radar and Radiosonde Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A number of experiments have shown that UHF and VHF Doppler radars can make clear air wind measurements in the troposphere and lower stratosphere, even in the presence of clouds and precipitation. Past comparisons of radar and rawinsonde ...

Miguel Folkmar Larsen

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarization Radar Measurements in Rain at 5 and 9 GHz  

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There is increased interest in dual-polarization radar measurements at 9 and 5 GHz not only for scientific reasons but also because such radars are less expensive to build and are easier to transport than 3-GHz S-band radars. Unfortunately, ...

A. R. Jameson

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The New French Operational Polarimetric Radar Rainfall Rate Product  

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In 2012 the Mto France metropolitan operational radar network consists of 24 radars operating at C and S bands. In addition, a network of four X-band gap-filler radars is being deployed in the French Alps. The network combines polarimetric and ...

Jordi Figueras i Ventura; Pierre Tabary

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Quality Assessment of Weather Radar Wind Profiles during Bird Migration  

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Wind profiles from an operational C-band Doppler radar have been combined with data from a bird tracking radar to assess the wind profile quality during bird migration. The weather radar wind profiles (WRWPs) are retrieved using the well-known ...

Iwan Holleman; Hans van Gasteren; Willem Bouten

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Multifrequency and multistatic inverse synthetic aperture radar, with application to FM passive radar  

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This paper deals with the imaging of a moving target using a multifrequency and multistatic radar consisting in one receiver and several narrowband transmitters. Considering two hypotheses about the studied target, we derive two multistatic inverse synthetic ...

Guillaume Ginolhac; Franoise Schmitt; Franck Daout; Philippe Forster

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Effects of Raindrop-Size Distribution Variation within the Radar Scattering Volume on Radar Observables  

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Dual linear polarization weather radars measure as primary observables the mean power P?H, and P?V, corresponding to returns at horizontal and vertical polarizations, respectively. Differential reflectivity ZDR is defined as the ratio between ...

G. Scarchilli; E. Gorgucci; T. A. Seliga; K. Aydin

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Insects Observed Using Dual-Polarization Radar  

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Two radars of different characteristics were used on a clear night in early summer to investigate the nature of the clear air echoes. It is deduced that most of the echoes on this evening were due to insects rather than atmospheric turbulence or ...

Eugene A. Mueller; Ronald P. Larkin

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

A Typhoon Observed with the MU Radar  

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During the passage of Typhoon 8719 a 60-h continuous observation was made of the troposphere and the lower stratosphere with the MU (middle and upper atmosphere) radar. Height profiles of the wind velocity vector were measured every 2.5 min with ...

Toru Sato; Naoki Ao; Mamoru Yamamoto; Shoichiro Fukao; Toshitaka Tsuda; Susumu Kato

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Acoustic Radar Studies of Rain Microphysics  

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Raindrop size distributions are obtained from the Doppler frequency spectrum of an acoustic radar. Number concentrations of 12 drop diameters with a minimum diameter 0.14 cm are obtained and averaged over 315 min at 20-m range gates from 20 to ...

S. G. Bradley

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Radar Measurement of Cooling Tower Drift  

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A method of radar measurement of drift, generated by the wet cooling towers of power plants, is proposed. The water given off by the evaporative towers consists of two kinds of droplets: the recondensation dropletsgenerally less than 20 ?m in ...

Henri Sauvageot

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

DOW Radar Observations of Wind Farms  

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The growth of the wind industry in recent years has motivated investigation into wind farm interference with the operation of the nationwide Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) network. Observations of a wind farm were taken with a Doppler ...

Mallie Toth; Erin Jones; Dustin Pittman; David Solomon

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Generating nonlinear FM chirp waveforms for radar.  

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Nonlinear FM waveforms offer a radar matched filter output with inherently low range sidelobes. This yields a 1-2 dB advantage in Signal-to-Noise Ratio over the output of a Linear FM waveform with equivalent sidelobe filtering. This report presents design and implementation techniques for Nonlinear FM waveforms.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Transmitter passband requirements for imaging radar.  

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In high-power microwave power amplifiers for radar, distortion in both amplitude and phase should generally be expected. Phase distortions can be readily equalized. Some amplitude distortions are more problematic than others. In general, especially for SAR using LFM chirps, low frequency modulations such as gain slopes can be tolerated much better than multiple cycles of ripple across the passband of the waveform.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging | Open Energy Information  

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Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Author William V. Parker Published EIJ Earth Imaging Journal, 2012 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging Citation William V. Parker. Discover the Benefits of Radar Imaging [Internet]. 2012. N/A. EIJ Earth Imaging Journal. [updated 2013/09/20;cited 2013/09/20]. Available from: http://eijournal.com/2012/discover-the-benefits-of-radar-imaging GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Web Site: Discover the Benefits of Radar imaging Details Abstract: Unavailable Author(s): William V. Parker Published: EIJ Earth Imaging Journal, 2012

154

Development of a Drillrod/Telemetry Radar  

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Efficient extraction of deeply buried natural resources is dependent upon accurate geologic models. The model becomes the basis for developing plans for extraction of the resource. Geoscientists working in geothermal and hydrocarbon recovery have a great deal in common with fellow geoscientists working in the mining industry. They appreciate the intractable problem of increasing the depth of investigation to tens of meters from the wellbore. The goal of this project was to develop a borehole radar tool to acquire data within tens of meters from the wellbore. For geothermal and hydrocarbon applications, the tool was to acquire data for mapping fractures surrounding the wellbore. In mining of coal, the radar acquires data for determining coal seam thickness and detecting geologic anomalies ahead of mining.

Raton Technology Research, Inc.

1999-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) |  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Author Parviz Tarikhi Published N/A, 2010 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) Citation Parviz Tarikhi. Synthetic Aperture Radar Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSInSAR) [Internet]. 2010. Tunis, Tunisia. N/A. [cited 2013/09/17]. Available from: http://parviztarikhi.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/3psinsar-i-parviz_tarikhi.pdf Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Synthetic_Aperture_Radar_Persistent_Scatterer_Interferometry_(PSInSAR)&oldid=682949"

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ARM - Field Campaign - 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP  

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govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP govCampaigns2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Campaign : 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP 2001.03.01 - 2001.09.30 Lead Scientist : Stephen Sekelsky Data Availability http://abyss.ecs.umass.edu For data sets, see below. Summary Install UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory "guest instrument" radars at the SGP CART site adjacent to the MMCR system. Both the UMass and NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory systems will run autonomously for approximately a six month period. Description Scientific hypothesis: A. Measurements from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Cloud Profiling Radar System (CPRS) - 95/33 GHz Radar indicate that the 95 GHz channel is much less sensitive to insect clutter than the 35 GHz channel by

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Vertical Velocity and Buoyancy Characteristics of Coherent Echo Plumes in the Convective Boundary Layer, Detected by a Profiling Airborne Radar  

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Aircraft and airborne millimeter-wave radar observations are used to interpret the dynamics of radar echoes and radar-inferred updrafts within the well-developed, weakly sheared continental convective boundary layer. Vertically pointing radar ...

Qun Miao; Bart Geerts; Margaret LeMone

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Scale Dependence of Radar Rainfall Uncertainty: Initial Evaluation of NEXRADs New Super-Resolution Data for Hydrologic Applications  

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This study explores the scale effects of radar rainfall accumulation fields generated using the new super-resolution level II radar reflectivity data acquired by the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) network of the Weather Surveillance Radar-...

Bong-Chul Seo; Witold F. Krajewski

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

An Evaluation of a 94-GHz Radar for Remote Sensing of Cloud Properties  

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The performance of a 94-GHz radar is evaluated for a variety of cloud conditions. Descriptions of the radar hardware, signal processing, and calibration provide an overview of the radar's capabilities. An important component of the signal ...

E. E. Clothiaux; M. A. Miller; B. A. Albrecht; T. P. Ackerman; J. Verlinde; D. M. Babb; R. M. Peters; W. J. Syrett

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Relationship between Radar-Estimated Precipitation and Synoptic Weather Patterns in the European Alps  

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A 9-yr (200008) analysis of precipitation characteristics for the central and western European Alps has been generated from ground-based operational weather radar data provided by the Swiss radar network. The radar-based precipitation analysis ...

James V. Rudolph; Katja Friedrich; Urs Germann

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Early Performance Evaluation of the NEXRAD Dual Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimates for Urban Flood Applications  

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Dual polarization radars are expected to provide better rainfall estimates than single polarization radars due to their ability to characterize hydrometeor type. The goal of this study is to evaluate single and dual polarization radar rainfall ...

Luciana K. Cunha; James A. Smith; Mary Lynn Baeck; Witold F. Krajewski

162

Estimating Rainfall Intensities from Weather Radar Data: The Scale-Dependency Problem  

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Meteorological radar is a remote sensing system that provides rainfall estimations at high spatial and temporal resolutions. The radar-based rainfall intensities (R) are calculated from the observed radar reflectivities (Z). Often, rain gauge ...

Efrat Morin; Witold F. Krajewski; David C. Goodrich; Xiaogang Gao; Soroosh Sorooshian

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Hail Detection Using S- and C-Band Radar Reflectivity Difference  

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In reflectivity fields observed with conventional radar networks, hailstorm identification is not easy. In the present paper, a hailstorm detection method using two single-wavelength radars located far from each other is discussed. The two radars,...

Laurent Fral; Henri Sauvageot; Serge Soula

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Eddy Dissipation Rates in Thunderstorms Estimated by Doppler Radar in Relation to Aircraft In Situ Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-resolution aircraft turbulence measurements, well coordinated with radar Doppler spectral width measurements, have been used to verify radar-estimated energy dissipation rates within thunderstorms anvils. The radar-estimated eddy dissipation ...

Peter Meischner; Robert Baumann; Hartmut Hller; Thomas Jank

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Solo-based automated quality control algorithm for airborne tail Doppler radar data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An automated quality control pre-processing algorithm for removing non-weather radar echoes in airborne Doppler radar data has been developed. This algorithm can significantly reduce the time and experience level required for interactive radar ...

Michael M. Bell; Wen-Chau Lee; Cory A. Wolff; Huaqing Cai

166

An Experimental Study of Small-Scale Variability of Radar Reflectivity Using Disdrometer Observations  

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Analysis of data collected by four disdrometers deployed in a 1-km2 area is presented with the intent of quantifying the spatial variability of radar reflectivity at small spatial scales. Spatial variability of radar reflectivity within the radar ...

Benjamin J. Miriovsky; A. Allen Bradley; William E. Eichinger; Witold F. Krajewski; Anton Kruger; Brian R. Nelson; Jean-Dominique Creutin; Jean-Marc Lapetite; Gyu Won Lee; Isztar Zawadzki; Fred L. Ogden

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Radar Sampling on Single-Doppler Velocity Signatures of Mesocyclones and Tornadoes  

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Simulated WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler) radar data were used to investigate the effects of discrete azimuthal sampling on Doppler velocity signatures of modeled mesocyclones and tornadoes at various ranges from the radar and ...

Vincent T. Wood; Rodger A. Brown

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bollne-2002 Experiment: Radar Quantitative Precipitation Estimation in the CvennesVivarais Region, France  

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The Bollne-2002 Experiment was aimed at developing the use of a radar volume-scanning strategy for conducting radar rainfall estimations in the mountainous regions of France. A developmental radar processing system, called Traitements ...

Guy Delrieu; Brice Boudevillain; John Nicol; Benot Chapon; Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter; Herv Andrieu; D. Faure

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

The Kinetic Energy of Hailfalls. Part IV: Patterns of Hailpad and Radar Data  

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Ground-and radar-measured patterns of hail kinetic energy from eight hailstorms have been compared. The radar patterns were shifted horizontally in such a way that the correlation coefficient between the ground and radar data reaches a maximum. ...

W. Schmid; H. H. Schiesser; A. Waldvogel

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources...  

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Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...

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Argonne radar meteorologist Scott Collis named one of Popular...  

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Physical Sciences from the Australian National University in 2007. Click to enlarge. Argonne radar meteorologist Scott Collis named one of Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10' By...

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Forthcoming Upgrades to the ARM MMCRs: Improved Radar Processor...  

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Improved Radar Processor and Dual-Polarization K. P. Moran, B. E. Martner, and K. A. Clark National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory...

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What is Synthetic Aperture Radar? -- Sandia National Laboratories  

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What is Synthetic Aperture Radar? Environmental monitoring, earth-resource mapping, and military systems require broad-area imaging at high resolutions. Many times the imagery must...

174

Wideband Waveform Design Principles for Solid-State Weather Radars  

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The use of solid-state transmitters is becoming increasingly viable for atmospheric radars and is a key part of the strategy to realize any dense network of low-powered radars. However, solid-state transmitters have low peak powers and this ...

Nitin Bharadwaj; V. Chandrasekar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Detailed Observations of Wind Turbine Clutter with Scanning Weather Radars  

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The wind power industry has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and with it has come the need for clutter mitigation techniques for nearby radar systems. Wind turbines can impart upon these radars a unique type of interference that is not ...

B. M. Isom; R. D. Palmer; G. S. Secrest; R. D. Rhoton; D. Saxion; T. L. Allmon; J. Reed; T. Crum; R. Vogt

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

The Distribution of Rainfall over Oceans from Spaceborne Radars  

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A combination of rainfall estimates from the 13.8-GHz Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) and the 94-GHz CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) is used to assess the distribution of rainfall intensity over tropical ...

Wesley Berg; Tristan LEcuyer; John M. Haynes

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

A 35-GHz Scanning Doppler Radar for Fog Observations  

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To observe fog, a 35-GHz scanning Doppler radar was designed, assembled, and tested. The radar, mounted on a flatbed vehicle for portability, transmits peak powers of 100 kW in a pulse of 0.5-s width and a beamwidth of 0.3. Thus, a reflectivity ...

Kyosuke Hamazu; Hiroyuki Hashiguchi; Toshio Wakayama; Tomoya Matsuda; Richard J. Doviak; Shoichiro Fukao

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Radar Nowcasting of Total Lightning over the Kennedy Space Center  

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A long-term radar dataset over Melbourne, Florida, was matched with three-dimensional lightning data to optimize radar-derived predictors of total lightning over the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Four years (200609) of summer (JuneAugust) daytime (...

Gregory N. Seroka; Richard E. Orville; Courtney Schumacher

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Subglacial water presence classification from polar radar data  

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Ground and airborne radar depth-sounding of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been used for many years to remotely determine characteristics such as ice thickness, subglacial topography, and mass balance of large bodies of ice. Ice coring efforts ... Keywords: Ensemble classification, Machine learning, Pattern recognition, Radar remote sensing, Subglacial water

Christopher M. Gifford; Arvin Agah

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

A Description of the CSUCHILL National Radar Facility  

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The subject of this paper is the Colorado State UniversityUniversity of ChicagoIllinois State Water Survey (CSUCHILL) National Radar Facilitys S-band polarimetric research radar. Key features of this system include polarization agility (...

David Brunkow; V. N. Bringi; Patrick C. Kennedy; Steven A. Rutledge; V. Chandrasekar; E. A. Mueller; Robert K. Bowie

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climatology of Anomalous Propagation Radar Echoes in a Coastal Area  

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Anomalous propagation (AP) of ground-based radar beam results in the detection of ground echoes beyond the horizon. One year of data gathered with an S-band meteorological radar located on the coast in southwest France is used to analyze the ...

Frdric Mesnard; Henri Sauvageot

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The Measurement of Precipitation with Synthetic Aperture Radar  

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The radar equation for the measurement of precipitation by SAR is identical to that for a conventional radar. The achievable synthetic beamwidth, ?s, is proportional to ?v/U, the ratio of the spread of the precipitation Doppler spectrum to the ...

David Atlas; Richard K. Moore

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

High-Frequency Skywave Radar Track of Tropical Storm Debra  

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Tropical Storm Debra was tracked over a 31 h period in the Gulf of Mexico using the Wide Aperture Research Facility (WARF) high-frequency (HF) skywave radar in California. In contrast to the first WARF skywave radar tracking experiment in which ...

Joseph W. Maresca Jr.; Christopher T. Carlson

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

A Robust Dual-Frequency Radar Profiling Algorithm  

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In this study, an algorithm to retrieve precipitation from spaceborne dual-frequency (13.8 and 35.6 GHz, or Ku/Ka band) radar observations is formulated and investigated. Such algorithms will be of paramount importance in deriving radar-based and ...

Mircea Grecu; Lin Tian; William S. Olson; Simone Tanelli

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Radio Acoustic Sounding with a UHF Volume Imaging Radar  

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An implementation of a radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) using a UHF volume imaging radar is presented. The volume-imaging ability of the radar permits the study the spatial structure of the RASS echo observing both the diffraction pattern on ...

Paco Lpez Dekker; Stephen J. Frasier

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Ultrawideband radar clutter measurements of forested terrain, 1991--1992  

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The ultrawideband (UWB) radar clutter measurements project was conducted to provide radar clutter data for new ultrawideband radar systems which are currently under development. A particular goal of this project is to determine if conventional narrow band clutter data may be extrapolated to the UWB case. This report documents measurements conducted in 1991 and additional measurements conducted in 1992. The original project consisted of clutter measurements of forested terrain in the Olympic National Forest near Sequim, WA. The impulse radar system used a 30 kW peak impulse source with a 2 Gigasample/second digitizer to form a UHF (300--1000 MHz) ultrawideband impulse radar system. Additional measurements were conducted in parallel using a Systems Planning Corporation (SPC) step-chirp radar system. This system utilized pulse widths of 1330 nanoseconds over a bandwidth of 300--1000 MHz to obtain similar resolution to the impulse system. Due to the slow digitizer data throughput in the impulse radar system, data collection rates were significantly higher using the step-chirp system. Additional forest clutter measurements were undertaken in 1992 to increase the amount of data available, and especially to increase the amount of data from the impulse radar system.

Sheen, D.M.; Severtsen, R.H.; Prince, J.M.; Davis, K.C.; Collins, H.D.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Radar-cross-section reduction of wind turbines. part 1.  

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In recent years, increasing deployment of large wind-turbine farms has become an issue of growing concern for the radar community. The large radar cross section (RCS) presented by wind turbines interferes with radar operation, and the Doppler shift caused by blade rotation causes problems identifying and tracking moving targets. Each new wind-turbine farm installation must be carefully evaluated for potential disruption of radar operation for air defense, air traffic control, weather sensing, and other applications. Several approaches currently exist to minimize conflict between wind-turbine farms and radar installations, including procedural adjustments, radar upgrades, and proper choice of low-impact wind-farm sites, but each has problems with limited effectiveness or prohibitive cost. An alternative approach, heretofore not technically feasible, is to reduce the RCS of wind turbines to the extent that they can be installed near existing radar installations. This report summarizes efforts to reduce wind-turbine RCS, with a particular emphasis on the blades. The report begins with a survey of the wind-turbine RCS-reduction literature to establish a baseline for comparison. The following topics are then addressed: electromagnetic model development and validation, novel material development, integration into wind-turbine fabrication processes, integrated-absorber design, and wind-turbine RCS modeling. Related topics of interest, including alternative mitigation techniques (procedural, at-the-radar, etc.), an introduction to RCS and electromagnetic scattering, and RCS-reduction modeling techniques, can be found in a previous report.

Brock, Billy C.; Loui, Hung; McDonald, Jacob J.; Paquette, Joshua A.; Calkins, David A.; Miller, William K.; Allen, Steven E.; Clem, Paul Gilbert; Patitz, Ward E.

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

188

Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars  

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Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Properties of tropical convection observed by ARM millimeter-radars Haynes, John Colorado State University Stephens, Graeme Colorado State University Category: Cloud Properties The results of an analysis of tropical cloud systems observed from a variety of vertically pointing radar systems are described. In particular, observations taken during five years of operation of the ARM millimeter wavelength radar system (MMCR) at Manus Island in the Tropical West Pacific region are characterized into cloud classes according to the radar reflectivity structures of these cloud systems, associated rainfall, and surface radiative properties. These observations of cloud properties are composited with respect to various phases of the Madden Julian Oscillation, which is a dominant mode of variability at Manus Island. A method of better

189

Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE  

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Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Title: Radar-observed convective characteristics during TWP-ICE Schumacher, Courtney Texas A&M University Houze, Robert University of Washington May, Peter Bureau or Meteorology Research Centre Frederick, Kaycee Cetrone, Jasmine Vallgren, Andreas Category: Field Campaigns This poster will describe the radar dataset obtained in the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), which is to take place 20 January - 14 February 2006 in the vicinity of Darwin, Australia. We will describe the convective systems observed during the project by two scanning C-band Doppler radars, one of which will provide dual-polarization measurements, and ARM's vertically pointing cloud radar and lidar installations. In addition, we will discuss the potential for combining

190

W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design  

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W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design W-Band ARM Cloud Radar - Specifications and Design K. B. Widener Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington J. B. Mead ProSensing, Inc. Amherst, Massachusetts Abstract The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and ProSensing, Inc. have teamed to develop and deploy the W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) at the SGP central facility. The WACR will be co- located with the ARM millimeter wave cloud radar (MMCR) with planned operation to begin in early 2005. This radar will complement the measurements of the MMCR and will aid in filtering out insect contamination in the data. In this poster we present the design goals, expected performance characteristics, and the detailed design for the WACR. Introduction The MMCR has been operating at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site since 1998. It has proven to be

191

Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of  

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Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Authors Bill Foxall and D. W. Vasco Published Journal Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2008 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie Valley geothermal field Citation Bill Foxall,D. W. Vasco. 2008. Inversion of synthetic aperture radar interferograms for sources of production-related subsidence at the Dixie

192

Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery -- Sandia National Laboratories  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery Synthetic Aperture Radar Movie Gallery This gallery features movies of Sandia National Laboratories' synthetic aperture radar imagery of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington, DC. Sandia's Twin-Otter SAR produced these high-resolution stripmap images in real time. (Note: The movies below have been downsampled greatly to make them suitable for viewing on the world wide web. These movies are not recommended for modems of speeds less than 56 kbps due to their large file sizes.) Albuquerque, NM Area Movies Sandia National Laboratories' Twin-Otter SAR produced these Ku-Band 0.3 and 1.0 meter resolution images of Albuquerque, NM in real time. Synthetic aperture radar movie of west Gibson Blvd 0.3 meter airborne synthetic aperture radar movie from I-25 to Maxwell along Gibson Blvd. (Length: 30 seconds)

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PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks [EVS Event]  

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PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks PATTERN: Advantages of High Resolution Weather Radar Networks September 30, 2013 Speaker: Dr. Katharina Lengfeld Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 Time: 11 am - 12 noon Location: Argonne National Laboratory TCS Building 240 Room 4301 Precipitation observations with radars operating in the X-band frequency range are essential for meeting present and future requirements for flood forecasting, water management, and other hydro-meteorological applications. Besides having higher resolution, these systems are cost-effective compared to S- or C-band radars because of smaller antenna size. Disadvantages of single X-band radars are the large influence of attenuation by liquid water and a relatively short range.

194

Synthetic aperture radar processing with tiered subapertures  

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is used to form images that are maps of radar reflectivity of some scene of interest, from range soundings taken over some spatial aperture. Additionally, the range soundings are typically synthesized from a sampled frequency aperture. Efficient processing of the collected data necessitates using efficient digital signal processing techniques such as vector multiplies and fast implementations of the Discrete Fourier Transform. Inherent in image formation algorithms that use these is a trade-off between the size of the scene that can be acceptably imaged, and the resolution with which the image can be made. These limits arise from migration errors and spatially variant phase errors, and different algorithms mitigate these to varying degrees. Two fairly successful algorithms for airborne SARs are Polar Format processing, and Overlapped Subaperture (OSA) processing. This report introduces and summarizes the analysis of generalized Tiered Subaperture (TSA) techniques that are a superset of both Polar Format processing and OSA processing. It is shown how tiers of subapertures in both azimuth and range can effectively mitigate both migration errors and spatially variant phase errors to allow virtually arbitrary scene sizes, even in a dynamic motion environment.

Doerry, A.W. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Synthetic Aperture Radar Dept.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Assembly flow simulation of a radar  

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A discrete event simulation model has been developed to predict the assembly flow time of a new radar product. The simulation was the key tool employed to identify flow constraints. The radar, production facility, and equipment complement were designed, arranged, and selected to provide the most manufacturable assembly possible. A goal was to reduce the assembly and testing cycle time from twenty-six weeks to six weeks. A computer software simulation package (SLAM II) was utilized as the foundation a for simulating the assembly flow time. FORTRAN subroutines were incorporated into the software to deal with unique flow circumstances that were not accommodated by the software. Detailed information relating to the assembly operations was provided by a team selected from the engineering, manufacturing management, inspection, and production assembly staff. The simulation verified that it would be possible to achieve the cycle time goal of six weeks. Equipment and manpower constraints were identified during the simulation process and adjusted as required to achieve the flow with a given monthly production requirement. The simulation is being maintained as a planning tool to be used to identify constraints in the event that monthly output is increased. ``What-if`` studies have been conducted to identify the cost of reducing constraints caused by increases in output requirement.

Rutherford, W.C.; Biggs, P.M.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Radar transponder apparatus and signal processing technique  

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An active, phase-coded, time-grating transponder and a synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) and signal processor means, in combination, allow the recognition and location of the transponder (tag) in the SAR image and allow communication of information messages from the transponder to the SAR. The SAR is an illuminating radar having special processing modifications in an image-formation processor to receive an echo from a remote transponder, after the transponder receives and retransmits the SAR illuminations, and to enhance tile transponder`s echo relative to surrounding ground clutter by recognizing special transponder modulations from phase-shifted from the transponder retransmissions. The remote radio-frequency tag also transmits information to the SAR through a single antenna that also serves to receive the SAR illuminations. Unique tag-modulation and SAR signal processing techniques, in combination, allow the detection and precise geographical location of the tag, through the reduction of interfering signals from ground clutter, and allow communication of environmental and status information from said tag to be communicated to said SAR.

Axline, R.M. Jr.; Sloan, G.R.; Spalding, R.E.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

197

Studies of Precipitation Processes in the Troposphere Using an FM-CW Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the field of FM-CW tropospheric radar, new breakthroughs have become possible due to progress in FM-CW radar hardware, in FM-CW radar signal processing and in the availability of the Doppler polarimetric FM-CW radar DARR. DARR has a high ...

L. P. Ligthart; L. R. Nieuwkerk

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Effective recombination coefficient and solar zenith angle effects on low-latitude D-region ionosphere evaluated from VLF signal amplitude and its time delay during X-ray solar flares  

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Excess solar X-ray radiation during solar flares causes an enhancement of ionization in the ionospheric D-region and hence affects sub-ionospherically propagating VLF signal amplitude and phase. In first part of the work, using the well known LWPC technique, we simulated the flare induced excess lower ionospheric electron density by amplitude perturbation method. Unperturbed D-region electron density is also obtained from simulation and compared with IRI-model results. Using these simulation results and time delay as key parameters, we calculate the effective electron recombination coefficient ($\\alpha_{eff}$) at solar flare peak region. Our results match with the same obtained by other established models. In the second part, we dealt with the solar zenith angle effect on D-region during flares. We relate this VLF data with the solar X-ray data. We find that the peak of the VLF amplitude occurs later than the time of the X-ray peak for each flare. We investigate this so-called time delay ($\\bigtriangleup t$)....

Basak, Tamal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

History of Operational Use of Weather Radar by U.S. Weather Services. Part II: Development of Operational Doppler Weather Radars  

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The second part of a history of the use of storm surveillance radars by operational military and civil weather services in the United States is presented. This part describes the genesis and evolution of two operational Doppler weather radars, ...

Roger C. Whiton; Paul L. Smith; Stuart G. Bigler; Kenneth E. Wilk; Albert C. Harbuck

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Radar Reflectivity and Vertical Velocity Observed with a Scannable C-Band Radar and Two UHF Profilers in the Lower Troposphere  

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A C-band meteorological Doppler radar has been used to investigate the dynamic processes and the coherent organizations within a clear air atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). Depending on the atmospheric conditions, this moderate sensitive radar ...

M. Lothon; B. Campistron; S. Jacoby-Koaly; B. Bnech; F. Lohou; F. Girard-Ardhuin

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The  

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Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Modeling Of Surface Deformation From Satellite Radar Interferometry In The Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Surface deformation in the Salton Sea geothermal field is modeled using results from satellite radar interferometry, data from leveling surveys, and observations from the regional GPS network. The field is located in the Salton Trough, an active spreading center in southern California, which is traversed by the Brawley seismic zone. Deformation time series at thousands of points in the study area are obtained from a

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Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in  

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Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Geothermal Areas of Imperial Valley in Southern California Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Applications of Radar Interferometry to Detect Surface Deformation in Geothermal Areas of Imperial Valley in Southern California Abstract InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar) is applied in Imperial Valley of southern California to detect and characterize surface deformation in existing geothermal fields, possible future geothermal developments, and around faults. The data used are from the Envisat satellite, collected over the period 2003-2010. The specific InSAR technique applied, SqueeSARTM, identifies permanent and distributed scatterers (PS and DS), which play the role of numerous benchmarks

203

The Owl Horn Radar Signature in Developing Southern Plains Supercells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During spring 2001 in the Southern Plains, a recurring, hitherto undocumented reflectivity signature that the authors have called the Owl Horn signature (because the radar reflectivity pattern resembles the profile of the Great Horned Owl) was ...

Matthew R. Kramar; Howard B. Bluestein; Andrew L. Pazmany; John D. Tuttle

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Radar Observations and Simulation of the Melting Layer of Precipitation  

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The melting layer in precipitation is physically modeled and compared with high resolution Doppler radar data. The model includes a new formulation of the dielectric properties and can handle all ice particles with densities ranging from pure ...

Wim Klaassen

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Mesocyclone and Microburst Signature Distortion with Dual PRT Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model is used to illustrate the limitations of dual pulse repetition time (PRT) radars for measurements of wind fields with strong horizontal wind gradients. In such conditions, errors may occur even if the radial velocity measurements ...

Peter T. May

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

An Interactive System for Compositing Digital Radar and Satellite Data  

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This paper describes an approach for compositing digital radar data and GOES satellite data for meteorological analysis. The processing is performed on a user-oriented image processing system, and is designed to be used in the research mode. It ...

Gerald M. Heymsfield; Koushik K. Ghosh; Lily C. Chen

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Estimation of Cloud Content by W-Band Radar  

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W-band (3.2-mm) radars are seeing increasing utilization as a result of improving microwave technologies and the increased research emphasis being given to nonprecipitating clouds. This niche is exemplified by the study of the radiatively ...

Kenneth Sassen; Liang Liao

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Radar Observations of the Early Evolution of Bow Echoes  

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The evolution of 273 bow echoes that occurred over the United States from 1996 to 2002 was examined, especially with regard to the radar reflectivity characteristics during the prebowing stage. It was found that bow echoes develop from the ...

Brian A. Klimowski; Mark R. Hjelmfelt; Matthew J. Bunkers

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

The CASA Integrated Project 1 Networked Radar System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) Integrated Project 1 (IP1) weather radar network, the first distributed collaborative adaptive sensing test bed of the Engineering Research Center for Collaborative ...

Francesc Junyent; V. Chandrasekar; D. McLaughlin; E. Insanic; N. Bharadwaj

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Prospects of the WSR-88D Radar for Cloud Studies  

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Sounding of nonprecipitating clouds with the 10-cm wavelength Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) is discussed. Readily available enhancements to signal processing and volume coverage patterns of the WSR-88D allow observations of a ...

Valery M. Melnikov; Dusan S. Zrni?; Richard J. Doviak; Phillip B. Chilson; David B. Mechem; Yefim L. Kogan

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Assessing Snowfall Rates from X-Band Radar Reflectivity Measurements  

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Realistic aggregate snowflake models and experimental snowflake size distribution parameters are used to derive X-band power-law relations between the equivalent radar reflectivity factor Ze and the liquid equivalent snowfall precipitation rate S ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov; Carroll Campbell; David Kingsmill; Ellen Sukovich

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Spatial Averaging of HF Radar Data for Wave Measurement Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HF radar data are often collected for time periods that are optimised for current measurement applications where, in many cases, very high temporal resolution is needed. Previous work has demonstrated that this does not provide sufficient ...

Lucy R. Wyatt; Jasmine B. D. Jaffrs; Mal L. Heron

213

Observations of Strong Surface Radar Ducts over the Persian Gulf  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ducting of microwave radiation is a common phenomenon over the oceans. The height and strength of the duct are controlling factors for radar propagation and must be determined accurately to assess propagation ranges. A surface evaporation duct ...

Ian M. Brooks; Andreas K. Goroch; David P. Rogers

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Objective Tropical Cyclone Center Tracking Using Single-Doppler Radar  

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This study presents an extension of the ground-based velocity track display (GBVTD)-simplex tropical cyclone (TC) circulation centerfinding algorithm to further improve the accuracy and consistency of TC center estimates from single-Doppler radar ...

Michael M. Bell; Wen-Chau Lee

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Influence of Ground Clutter Contamination on Polarimetric Radar Parameters  

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The influence of ground clutter contamination on the estimation of polarimetric radar parameters, horizontal reflectivity (Zh), differential reflectivity (Zdr), correlation coefficient (?h?), and differential propagation phase (dp) was examined. ...

Katja Friedrich; Urs Germann; Pierre Tabary

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

The Assimilation of Radar Data for Weather Prediction  

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Assimilation of radar data is one of the key scientific challenges for numerical weather prediction of convective systems. Considerable progress has been made in recent years including retrieval of boundary layer winds from single-Doppler ...

Juanzhen Sun; James W. Wilson

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

TRMM Radar Observations of Shallow Precipitation over the Tropical Oceans  

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Observations from the precipitation radar aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite provide the first opportunity to map vertical structure properties of rain over the entire Tropics and subtropics. Storm height histograms reveal a ...

David A. Short; Kenji Nakamura

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

A Microphysical Interpretation of Radar ReflectivityRain Rate Relationships  

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The microphysical aspects of the relationship between radar reflectivity Z and rainfall rate R are examined. Various concepts discussed in the literature are integrated into a coherent analytical framework and discussed with a focus on the ...

Matthias Steiner; James A. Smith; Remko Uijlenhoet

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

A Rain-Rate Retrieval Algorithm for Attenuated Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A dynamic regularization scheme for rain-rate retrievals from attenuated radar measurements is presented. Most regularization techniques, including the optimal estimation method, use the state-space parameters to regularize the problem, which ...

Prabhat K. Koner; Alessandro Battaglia; Clemens Simmer

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

The Spaced Antenna Technique for Radar Wind Profiling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Doppler method for radar wind profiling of the troposphere and stratosphere has been the standard technique used for operational and most research applications of the instrumentation. An alternative approach for measuring winds, by making use ...

M. F. Larsen; J. Rttger

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Quality Control and Verification of Weather Radar Wind Profiles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather radar wind profiles (WRWPs) have been retrieved from Doppler volume scans using different implementations of the velocityazimuth display (VAD) and volume velocity processing (VVP) methods. An extensive quality control of the radial ...

Iwan Holleman

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Cloud Model-Based Simulation of Spaceborne Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations of observations from potential spaceborne radars are made based on storm structure generated from the three-dimensional (3D) Goddard cumulus ensemble model simulation of an intense overland convective system. Five frequencies of 3, 10,...

H-Y. M. Yeh; N. Prasad; R. Meneghini; W-K. Tao; J. A. Jones; R. F. Adler

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Direct Observations of Coherent Backscatter of Radar Waves in Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In previous work, it was argued that a source of radar coherent scatter occurs in the direction perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation because of the presence of grids of enhanced particle concentrations with spatial periodicities in ...

A. R. Jameson; A. B. Kostinski

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Cloud Radars: Operational Modes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the past decade, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, has supported the development of several millimeter-wavelength radars for the study of clouds. This effort has culminated in ...

Eugene E. Clothiaux; Kenneth P. Moran; Brooks E. Martner; Thomas P. Ackerman; Gerald G. Mace; Taneil Uttal; James H. Mather; Kevin B. Widener; Mark A. Miller; Daniel J. Rodriguez

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Butterfly Algorithm for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging  

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In spite of an extensive literature on fast algorithms for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, it is not currently known if it is possible to accurately form an image from N data points in provable near-linear time ...

Demanet, Laurent

226

Radar and Profiler Analysis of Colliding Boundaries: A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The kinematics of a head-on collision between two gust fronts, followed by a secondary collision between a third gust front and a bore generated by the initial collision, are described using analyses of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (...

Haldun Karan; Kevin Knupp

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Cloud Liquid Water and Ice Content Retrieval by Multiwavelength Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cloud liquid water and ice content retrieval in precipitating clouds by the differential attenuation method using a dual-wavelength radar, as a function of the wavelength pair, is first discussed. In the presence of non-Rayleigh scatterers, ...

Nicolas Gaussiat; Henri Sauvageot; Anthony J. Illingworth

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Polarimetric Radar at Attenuated Wavelength as a Hydrological Sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new method for the estimation of the rain rate using a polarimetric radar at attenuated wavelengths is proposed. At attenuated wavelengths, the differential reflectivity for horizontal and vertical polarization, ZDR, is the addition of a term ...

Henri Sauvageot

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

The Clear-Air Coastal Vespertine Radar Bands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is known that the insects observed in the lower layers of the atmosphere produce radar echos and that their spatiotemporal distribution is strongly influenced by the meteorological conditions and the thermodynamic structure of the atmosphere. ...

Henri Sauvageot; Gilbert Despaux

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

The Effects of Rain on ERS-1 Radar Altimeter Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An investigation into a potentially important, but little-studied effect on altimeter datarain contaminationhas been carried out using ERS-1. The method involves identifying large changes in the radar backscatter coefficient and relating these ...

Trevor H. Guymer; Graham D. Quartly; Meric A. Srokosz

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Ocean Wave Slope Observations Using Radar Backscatter and Laser Altimeters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Combination of laser and radar aboard an aircraft is used to directly measure long gravity wave surface tilting simultaneously with nadir-viewing microwave backscatter from the sea surface. The presented dataset is extensive, encompassing varied ...

D. Vandemark; B. Chapron; J. Sun; G. H. Crescenti; H. C. Graber

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Sensitivity Studies of the Models of Radar-Rainfall Uncertainties  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well acknowledged that there are large uncertainties associated with the operational quantitative precipitation estimates produced by the U.S. national network of the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D). These errors result ...

Gabriele Villarini; Witold F. Krajewski

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Stratocumulus Liquid Water Content from Dual-Wavelength Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique is described to retrieve stratocumulus liquid water content (LWC) using the differential attenuation measured by vertically pointing radars at 35 and 94 GHz. Millimeter-wave attenuation is proportional to LWC and increases with ...

Robin J. Hogan; Nicolas Gaussiat; Anthony J. Illingworth

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

On Deriving Vertical Air Motions from Cloud Radar Doppler Spectra  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for deriving vertical air motions from cloud radar Doppler spectrum measurements is introduced. The method is applicable to cloud volumes containing small particles, in this case liquid droplets, which are assumed to trace vertical air ...

Matthew D. Shupe; Pavlos Kollias; Michael Poellot; Edwin Eloranta

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Two Examples of Operational Tornado Warnings Using Doppler Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Denver, Colorado; has access to a variety of new observational datasets via an advanced, interactive workstation. This paper describes the impact of one of these datasetsDoppler radaron the real-...

Lawrence B. Dunn

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Using Radar Wind Observations to Improve Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-resolution radar data assimilation system is presented for high-resolution numerical weather prediction models. The system is under development at the Naval Research Laboratory for the Navys Coupled OceanAtmosphere Mesoscale Prediction ...

Qingyun Zhao; John Cook; Qin Xu; Paul R. Harasti

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Advanced Weather Radar Systems in Europe: The COST 75 Action  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The European Union COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) action on advanced weather radar systems is described. The associated five-year research project, which began in early 1993, has the objective to develop guideline specifications for ...

P. Meischner; C. Collier; A. Illingworth; J. Joss; W. Randeu

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Use of Dual-Wavelength Radar for Snow Parameter Estimates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of dual-wavelength radar, with properly chosen wavelengths, will significantly lessen the ambiguities in the retrieval of microphysical properties of hydrometeors. In this paper, a dual-wavelength algorithm is described to estimate the ...

Liang Liao; Robert Meneghini; Toshio Iguchi; Andrew Detwiler

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Radar ReflectivityBased Estimates of Mixed Layer Depth  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study investigates the potential for estimating mixed layer depth by taking advantage of the radial gradients in the radar reflectivity field produced by the large vertical gradients in water vapor mixing ratio that are characteristic of the ...

P. L. Heinselman; P. L. Spencer; K. L. Elmore; D. J. Stensrud; R. M. Hluchan; P. C. Burke

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

An Evaluation of Radar Rainfall Estimates from Specific Differential Phase  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specific differential propagation phase (KDP) is examined for estimating convective rainfall in Colorado and Kansas. Estimates are made at S band with KDP alone and in combination with radar reflectivity (ZH). Results are compared to gauge ...

Edward A. Brandes; Alexander V. Ryzhkov; Dus?an S. Zrni?

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Radar Signatures of Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes in Central North Carolina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the tropical cyclone season of 2004, there were four tropical cyclones that spawned tornadoes in central North Carolina: Frances, Gaston, Ivan, and Jeanne. This study examines the environmental characteristics and radar signatures from ...

Douglas Schneider; Scott Sharp

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Radar Wind Profiler Radial Velocity: A Comparison with Doppler Lidar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accuracy of the radial wind velocity measured with a radar wind profiler will depend on turbulent variability and instrumental noise. Radial velocity estimates of a boundary layer wind profiler are compared with those estimated by a Doppler ...

Stephen A. Cohn; R. Kent Goodrich

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Signal Processing System for the CASA Integrated Project I Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the waveform design space and signal processing system for dual-polarization Doppler weather radar operating at X band. The performance of the waveforms is presented with ground clutter suppression capability and mitigation ...

Nitin Bharadwaj; V. Chandrasekar; Francesc Junyent

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Assessment of Vertically Integrated Liquid (VIL) Water Content Radar Measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vertically integrated liquid (VIL) water content is a parameter obtained from a radar performing voluminal scanning. This parameter has proven useful in the detection of severe storms and may be a worthwhile indicator for very short-term rainfall ...

Brice Boudevillain; Herv Andrieu

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Raindrop Size Distributions and the Radar Bright Band  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The relationship between raindrop size distribution, measured with a disdrometer, and a radar parameter of the melting-layer bright band is investigated. The data, obtained in July 1993 in Switzerland, cover 120 h of precipitation. A good ...

A. Huggel; W. Schmid; A. Waldvogel

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Dealiasing of Doppler Radar Velocities Using a Torus Mapping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel dealiasing algorithm for Doppler radar velocity data has been developed at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). Unlike most other methods, it does not need independent wind information from other instruments (e.g.,...

Gnther Haase; Tomas Landelius

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Feasibility Test of an Airborne Pulse-Doppler Meteorological Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A vertically scanning, airborne, pulse-Doppler radar is described. Data processing methods to yield pseudo-dual-Doppler horizontal winds are presented. Results of an intercomparison with a ground-based dual-Doppler network are presented and ...

David P. Jorgensen; Peter H. Hildebrand; Charles L. Frush

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

An Automated Radar Technique for the Identification of Tropical Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A radar-based automated technique for the identification of tropical precipitation was developed to improve quantitative precipitation estimation during extreme rainfall events. The technique uses vertical profiles of reflectivity to identify the ...

Xiaoyong Xu; Kenneth Howard; Jian Zhang

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Finescale Radar Observations of Tornado and Mesocyclone Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variety of vortex configurations observed at finescale with Doppler On Wheels (DOW) radars in and near the hook echoes of supercell thunderstorms are described. These include marginal/weak tornadoes, often with no documented condensation funnels,...

Joshua Wurman; Karen Kosiba

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Use of Ground Clutter to Monitor Polarimetric Radar Calibration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is suggested that urban ground clutter can have a role in monitoring calibration of reflectivity factor ZH and differential reflectivity ZDR on polarimetric radars. The median and average values of these variables are considered. Analysis of ...

L. Borowska; D. Zrnic

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Impacts of Polarimetric Radar Observations on Hydrologic Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall estimated from the polarimetric prototype of the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler [WSR-88D (KOUN)] was evaluated using a dense Micronet rain gauge network for nine events on the Ft. Cobb research watershed in Oklahoma. The ...

Jonathan J. Gourley; Scott E. Giangrande; Yang Hong; Zachary L. Flamig; Terry Schuur; Jasper A. Vrugt

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

CloudSat as a Global Radar Calibrator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The calibration of the CloudSat spaceborne cloud radar has been thoroughly assessed using very accurate internal link budgets before launch, comparisons with predicted ocean surface backscatter at 94 GHz, direct comparisons with airborne cloud ...

A. Protat; D. Bouniol; E. J. OConnor; H. Klein Baltink; J. Verlinde; K. Widener

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Upscale Evolution of MCSs: Doppler Radar Analysis and Analytical Investigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of two small mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) in northeastern Colorado is investigated via dual-Doppler radar analysis. The first system developed from several initially isolated cumulonimbi, which gradually coalesced into a ...

Ray L. McAnelly; Jason E. Nachamkin; William R. Cotton; Melville E. Nicholls

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Remote Sensing of Hail with a Dual Linear Polarization Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A technique for the remote sensing of hail with an S-band dual linear polarization radar is described. The method employs a new hail signal HDR, which is derived from disdrometer measurements of raindrop size distributions. Experimental ...

K. Aydin; T. A. Seliga; V. Balaji

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

VHF Doppler Radar Observations of Buoyancy Waves Associated with Thunderstorms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Platteville VHF Doppler radar, located on the Colorado piedmont near Platteville, Colorado, continuously measured the vertical wind velocity during a 12-day period in late July and early August 1981. Measurements were made every 2.5 min on ...

Daren Lu; T. E. VanZandt; W. L. Clark

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Operational Weather Radar in the United States: Progress and Opportunity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NEXRAD operational system consisting of a network of WSR88D radars is now operational within the 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam. This technology has been enthusiastically received by weather forecasters in all regions and ...

Robert J. Serafin; James W. Wilson

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Automatic Detection of Wind Turbine Clutter for Weather Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind turbines cause contamination of weather radar signals that is often detrimental and difficult to distinguish from cloud returns. Because the turbines are always at the same location, it would seem simple to identify where wind turbine ...

Kenta Hood; Sebastin Torres; Robert Palmer

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Antenna Pattern Analysis and Measurements for Multiparameter Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measuring the full polarization matrix using a research radar requires knowledge of the complex (i.e., amplitude and phase) antenna pattern to properly correct for bias errors in the measurements. However, generally only power patterns are ...

V. Chandrasekar; R. Jeffrey Keeler

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Operational Monitoring of Weather Radar Receiving Chain Using the Sun  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for operational monitoring of a weather radar receiving chain, including the antenna gain and the receiver, is presented. The online method is entirely based on the analysis of sun signals in the polar volume data produced during ...

Iwan Holleman; Asko Huuskonen; Mikko Kurri; Hans Beekhuis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Measurement of Mean Raindrop Shape from Polarimetric Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Interpretation of polarimetric radar measurements in rainfall such as differential reflectivity and specific differential phase shifts depends on the mean raindrop shapesize relationship. Currently, semiempirical relations between the oblateness ...

Eugenio Gorgucci; Gianfranco Scarchilli; V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Comparison of Polarimetric Radar Drop Size Distribution Retrieval Algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, two physically based algorithms, the beta (?) method and the constrained-gamma method, have been proposed for retrieving the governing parameters of the gamma drop size distribution (DSD) from polarimetric radar measurements. The ? ...

Edward A. Brandes; Guifu Zhang; J. Vivekanandan

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Polarization Radar Estimates of Raindrop Size Spectra and Rainfall Rates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The differential reflectivity (ZDR) measures the mean shape of hydrometeors and provides an estimate of the mean size of raindrops Observations of ZDR for rain may be combined with the conventional radar reflectivity factor (Z) and fitted to any ...

A. J. Illingworth; I. J. Caylor

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Partially Coherent Backscatter in Radar Observations of Precipitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Classical radar theory only considers incoherent backscatter from precipitation. Can precipitation generate coherent scatter as well? Until now, the accepted answer has been no, because hydrometeors are distributed sparsely in space (relative to ...

A. R. Jameson; A. B. Kostinski

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Processing and Interpretation of Coherent Dual-Polarized Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dual-polarized coherent radar measurements are used to estimate the differential propagation phase or DP between horizontal and vertical polarization states. The slope of DP is an estimate of the specific differential phase KDP. This process is ...

J. Hubbert; V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi; P. Meischner

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Cloud Ice Crystal Classification Using a 95-GHz Polarimetric Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two algorithms are presented for ice crystal classification using 95-GHz polarimetric radar observables and air temperature (T). Both are based on a fuzzy logic scheme. Ice crystals are classified as columnar crystals (CC), planar crystals (PC), ...

K. Aydin; J. Singh

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

The Window Probability Matching Method for Rainfall Measurements with Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simplified probability matching method is introduced that relies on matching the unconditional probabilities of R and Ze, using data from a C-band radar and raingage network near Darwin, Australia. This is achieved by matching raingage ...

Daniel Rosenfeld; David B. Wolff; Eyal Amitai

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Enclosing Shapes for Single-Doppler Radar Features  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary function of the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) system is to issue microburst alerts when a microburst hazard endangers aircraft. The steps of the algorithm process include 1) determining that a microburst hazard is present, and ...

F. W. Wilson Jr.; R. K. Goodrich; K. Brislawn

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Least Squares Reconstruction of Doppler Radar Spectra for Irregular PRT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A least squares method for the reconstruction of Doppler spectra of weather radars with irregular pulse repetition time used to increase the range of unambiguous velocity is presented and evaluated. This method is a robust spectral method that is ...

John Kalogiros

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

A Model for Probability Nowcasts of Accumulated Precipitation Using Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new model for making probability forecasts of accumulated spot precipitation from weather radar data is presented. The model selects a source region upwind of the forecast spot. All pixels (horizontal size 2 2 km2) within the source region ...

Tage Andersson; Karl-Ivar Ivarsson

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Measurement of Raindrop Size Distributions Using a Small Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A small X-band bistatic Doppler radar originally developed for use in automated weather stations as a Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System (POSS) can also measure real time raindrop size distributions. In contrast to large-scale pulsed Doppler ...

Brian E. Sheppard

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

A Radar and Electrical Study of Tropical Hot Towers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar and electrical measurements for deep tropical convection are examined for both break period and monsoonal regimes in the vicinity of Darwin, Australia. Break period convection consists primarily of deep continental convection, whereas ...

E. R. Williams; S. G. Geotis; N. Renno; S. A. Rutledge; E. Rasmussen; T. Rickenbach

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Earth curvature and atmospheric refraction effects on radar signal propagation.  

SciTech Connect

The earth isn't flat, and radar beams don't travel straight. This becomes more noticeable as range increases, particularly at shallow depression/grazing angles. This report explores models for characterizing this behavior.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

A Proposed Technique for Diagnosis by Radar of Hurricane Structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Doppler radar technique is proposed for remote estimation of hurricane structure by sampling the kinematic properties of the hurricane wind field in a relatively small circular area outside the radius of maximum winds. This technique uses ...

Ralph J. Donaldson Jr.

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

A Radar Simulator for High-Resolution Nonhydrostatic Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A full radar simulator for high-resolution (15 km) nonhydrostatic models has been developed within the research nonhydrostatic mesoscale atmospheric (Meso-NH) model. This simulator is made up of building blocks, each of which describes a ...

Olivier Caumont; Vronique Ducrocq; Guy Delrieu; Marielle Gosset; Jean-Pierre Pinty; Jacques Parent du Chtelet; Herv Andrieu; Yvon Lematre; Georges Scialom

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Statistical Quality of Spectral Polarimetric Variables for Weather Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spectral polarimetry for weather radar capitalizes on both Doppler and polarimetric measurements to reveal polarimetric variables as a function of radial velocity through spectral analysis. For example, spectral differential reflectivity at a ...

Tian-You Yu; Xiao Xiao; Yadong Wang

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Raindrop Size Distribution and Radar Parameters at Cape Verde  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation measurement using passive or active microwaves from space- or ground-based radar involves hypotheses about the raindrop size distribution (DSD). A universal knowledge of DSD characteristics is needed. A 4-yr dataset collected with a ...

Armand Nzeukou; Henri Sauvageot; Abe Delfin Ochou; Cheikh Mouhamed Fadel Kebe

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Agile-Beam Phased Array Radar for Weather Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather radars with conventional antenna cannot provide desired volume scan updates at intervals of one minute or less, which is essential for significant improvement in warning lead time of impending storm hazards. The agile-beam multimission ...

D. S. Zrnic; J. F. Kimpel; D. E. Forsyth; A. Shapiro; G. Crain; R. Ferek; J. Heimmer; W. Benner; T. J. McNellis; R. J. Vogt

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Guard Rail Detection Using Radar and Vision Data Fusion  

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This paper describes a method for detecting guard rails fusing radar and vision data in order to improve and speed-up vehicle detection algorithms. The method is based on the search for uninterrupted oblique lines that cross an interest area. The interest area is dinamically indicated by a radar sensor. A method to manage overlapping areas is also described. The method's efficiency, both in terms of time saving and correct detection rate, is numerically shown.

For Vehicle Detection; Alberto Broggi; Pietro Cerri; Fabio Oleari; Marco Paterlini

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

ASSIMILATION OF DOPPLER RADAR DATA INTO NUMERICAL WEATHER MODELS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the year 2008, the United States National Weather Service (NWS) completed an eight fold increase in sampling capability for weather radars to 250 m resolution. This increase is expected to improve warning lead times by detecting small scale features sooner with increased reliability; however, current NWS operational model domains utilize grid spacing an order of magnitude larger than the radar data resolution, and therefore the added resolution of radar data is not fully exploited. The assimilation of radar reflectivity and velocity data into high resolution numerical weather model forecasts where grid spacing is comparable to the radar data resolution was investigated under a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) 'quick hit' grant to determine the impact of improved data resolution on model predictions with specific initial proof of concept application to daily Savannah River Site operations and emergency response. Development of software to process NWS radar reflectivity and radial velocity data was undertaken for assimilation of observations into numerical models. Data values within the radar data volume undergo automated quality control (QC) analysis routines developed in support of this project to eliminate empty/missing data points, decrease anomalous propagation values, and determine error thresholds by utilizing the calculated variances among data values. The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) three dimensional variational data assimilation package (WRF-3DVAR) was used to incorporate the QC'ed radar data into input and boundary conditions. The lack of observational data in the vicinity of SRS available to NWS operational models signifies an important data void where radar observations can provide significant input. These observations greatly enhance the knowledge of storm structures and the environmental conditions which influence their development. As the increase in computational power and availability has made higher resolution real-time model simulations possible, the need to obtain observations to both initialize numerical models and verify their output has become increasingly important. The assimilation of high resolution radar observations therefore provides a vital component in the development and utility of numerical model forecasts for both weather forecasting and contaminant transport, including future opportunities to improve wet deposition computations explicitly.

Chiswell, S.; Buckley, R.

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

280

Absolute Calibration of Radar Reflectivity Using Redundancy of the Polarization Observations and Implied Constraints on Drop Shapes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A major limitation of improved radar-based rainfall estimation is accurate calibration of radar reflectivity. In this paper, the authors fully automate a polarimetric method that uses the consistency between radar reflectivity, differential ...

Jonathan J. Gourley; Anthony J. Illingworth; Pierre Tabary

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Constructing Three-Dimensional Multiple-Radar Reflectivity Mosaics: Examples of Convective Storms and Stratiform Rain Echoes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The advent of Internet-2 and effective data compression techniques facilitates the economic transmission of base-level radar data from the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) network to users in real time. The native radar spherical ...

Jian Zhang; Kenneth Howard; J. J. Gourley

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Impact of CASA Radar and Oklahoma Mesonet Data Assimilation on the Analysis and Prediction of Tornadic Mesovortices in an MCS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of radar and Oklahoma Mesonet data assimilation on the prediction of mesovortices in a tornadic mesoscale convective system (MCS) is examined. The radar data come from the operational Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) ...

Alexander D. Schenkman; Ming Xue; Alan Shapiro; Keith Brewster; Jidong Gao

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Zenith Radiance Retrieval of Cloud Properties  

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retrievals of cloud properties retrievals of cloud properties from the AMF/COPS campaign Preliminary retrievals of cloud properties from the AMF/COPS campaign Christine Chiu, UMBC/JCET Alexander Marshak, GSFC Yuri Knyazikhin, Boston University Warren Wiscombe, GSFC Christine Chiu, UMBC/JCET Alexander Marshak, GSFC Yuri Knyazikhin, Boston University Warren Wiscombe, GSFC The cloud optical properties of interest are: The cloud optical properties of interest are: * Cloud optical depth τ - the great unknown * Radiative cloud fraction * Cloud effective drop size, r eff * Cloud optical depth τ - the great unknown * Radiative cloud fraction * Cloud effective drop size, r eff τ = 3 2 LWP r eff r eff in μm, LWP in g/m 2 The 2-ch narrow-field-of-view radiometer (2NFOV) The 2-ch narrow-field-of-view radiometer

284

An Innovative Transponder-Based Interferometric Radar for Vibration Measurements  

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Ground-based radar interferometry has recently emerged as an innovative technology of remote sensing, able to accurately measure the static or dynamic displacement of several points of a structure. This technique in the last couple of years has been applied to different types of structures, such as bridges, towers and chimneys. This paper presents a prototype system developed by IDS, originally aimed at measuring the structural vibrations of helicopter rotor blades, based on an interferometric technique and constituted by combination of a radar sensor and a series of transponders installed on the target structure. The main advantages of this solution with respect to conventional interferometric radars, are related to the increased spatial resolution of the system, provided by the possibility to discriminate different transponders installed within the same resolution cell of the radar sensor, and to the reduction of the ambient noise (e.g. multi-path) on the radar measurement. The first feature allows the use of the microwave technology even on target areas with limited dimensions, such as industrial facilities, while the second aspect may extend the use of radar interferometric systems to complex scenarios, where multi-reflections are expected due to the presence of natural targets with high reflectivity to the radar signal. In the paper, the system and its major characteristics are first described; subsequently, application to the measurement of ambient vibration response of a lab set-up is summarized. Then the data acquired on a rotating mock-up are reported and analyzed to identify natural frequencies and mode shapes of the investigated structure.

Coppi, F.; Cerutti, A.; Farina, P.; De Pasquale, G.; Novembrini, G. [IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A., Via Livornese 1019, Pisa (Italy)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

285

Rainfall Estimation from Polarimetric Radar Measurements: Composite Algorithms Immune to Variability in Raindrop ShapeSize Relation  

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Polarization diversity radar measurements such as reflectivity factor, differential reflectivity, and differential propagation phase are extensively used in rainfall estimation. Algorithms to estimate rainfall from polarimetric radar measurements ...

Eugenio Gorgucci; Gianfranco Scarchilli; V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi

2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A VAD-Based Dealiasing Method for Radar Velocity Data Quality Control  

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This paper describes a new velocityazimuth display (VAD)-based dealiasing method developed for automated radar radial velocity data quality control to satisfy the high-quality standard and efficiency required by operational radar data ...

Qin Xu; Kang Nai; Li Wei; Pengfei Zhang; Shun Liu; David Parrish

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Effects of Nonuniform Beam Filling on Rainfall Retrieval for the TRMM Precipitation Radar  

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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will carry the first spaceborne radar for rainfall observation. Because the TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) footprint size of 4.3 km is greater than the scale of some convective rainfall events, there ...

S. L. Durden; Z. S. Haddad; A. Kitiyakara; F. K. Li

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

The Influence of Airborne Doppler Radar Data Quality on Numerical Simulations of a Tropical Cyclone  

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The impact of airborne Doppler radar data assimilation on improving numerical simulations of tropical cyclones (TCs) has been well recognized. However, the influence of radar data quality on the numerical simulation of tropical cyclones has not ...

Lei Zhang; Zhaoxia Pu; Wen-Chau Lee; Qingyun Zhao

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

An Application of Linear Programming to Polarimetric Radar Differential Phase Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Differential phase and its range derivative KDP are of interest to several hydrological applications from weather radar systems. Despite the attractive qualities of polarimetric differential phase measurements, the usefulness of these radar ...

Scott E. Giangrande; Robert McGraw; Lei Lei

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Combination of Manually Digitized Radar and GOES IR for Real-Time Display of Rainfall Intensity  

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Manually Digitized Radar (MDR) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) thermal infrared (IR) data were merged to form a higher-resolution radar/IR product than that represented by the MDR. The combination MDR/IR maps were ...

Paul H. Heinemann; J. David Martsolf; John F. Gerber; Daniel L. Smith

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Radar Echo Structure, Air Motion and Hail Formation in a Large Stationary Multicellular Thunderstorm  

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Observations from aircraft, Doppler radars, surface mesonetwork, upper air network and surveillance radar are used to describe the structure and evolution of a large rain and hailstorm that occurred on 22 June 1976 in northeastern Colorado. In ...

L. J. Miller; J. C. Fankhauser

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Visual Cloud Histories Related to First Radar Echo Formation in Northeast Colorado Cumulus  

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Using quantitative analysis of time-lapse motion pictures from aircraft and a sensitive meteorological radar, the cloud top history is related to the early radar echo development in 12 vigorous, summer, convective cloud turrets in northeastern ...

Charles A. Knight; William D. Hall; Philip M. Roskowski

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Experiments in Rainfall Estimation with a Polarimetric Radar in a Subtropical Environment  

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A unique dataset consisting of high-resolution polarimetric radar measurements and dense rain gauge and disdrometer observations collected in east-central Florida during the summer of 1998 was examined. Comparison of the radar measurements and ...

Edward A. Brandes; Guifu Zhang; J. Vivekanandan

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Enhanced Radar Backscattering due to Oriented Ice Particles at 95 GHz during StormVEx  

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Nonspherical atmospheric ice particles can enhance radar backscattering and attenuation above that expected from spheres of the same mass. An analysis of scanning 95 GHz radar data collected during the Storm Peak Laboratory cloud property ...

Roger Marchand; Gerald G. Mace; A. Gannet Hallar; Ian B. McCubbin; Sergey Y. Matrosov; Matthew D. Shupe

295

Detection of Ice Hydrometeor Alignment Using an Airborne W-band Polarimetric Radar  

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This paper presents airborne W-band polarimetric radar measurements at horizontal and vertical incidence on ice clouds using a 95-GHz radar on the University of Wyoming King Air research aircraft. Coincident, in situ measurements from probes on ...

J. Galloway; A. Pazmany; J. Mead; R. E. McIntosh; D. Leon; J. French; R. Kelly; G. Vali

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Evaluating Radial Current Measurements from CODAR High-Frequency Radars with Moored Current Meters  

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The performance of a network of five CODAR (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Application Radar) SeaSonde high-frequency (HF) radars, broadcasting near 13 MHz and using the Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC) algorithm for direction finding, is described ...

Brian M. Emery; Libe Washburn; Jack A. Harlan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Observations of a Colorado Tornado. Part II: Combined Photogrammetric and Doppler Radar Analysis  

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An integrated analysis of photographic and Doppler radar observations of a tornadic storm during the Convection Initiation and Downburst Experiment (CINDE) is presented. High-resolution single-Doppler radar measurements are combined with cloud ...

Roger M. Wakimoto; Brooks E. Martner

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Analysis and Interpretation of Dual-Polarized Radar Measurements at +45 and ?45 Linear Polarization States  

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Equations are derived for transforming radar data obtained with 45 linear polarization states to conventional radar parameters measured at horizontal and vertical polarization states. The derivation is based on the covariance matrix and assumes ...

V. Chandrasekar; J. Hubbert; V. N. Bringi; P. F. Meischner

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Continuous Humidity Monitoring in a Tropical Region with the Equatorial Atmosphere Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A radar remote sensing technique that estimates humidity profiles using a wind profiler is applied to the equatorial atmosphere radar (EAR) to monitor detailed humidity variations in tropical regions. Turbulence echo power intensity is related to ...

Jun-ichi Furumoto; Toshitaka Tsuda; Satoshi Iwai; Toshiaki Kozu

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Dealiasing Doppler Velocities Measured by a Bistatic Radar Network during a Downburst-Producing Thunderstorm  

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The object of this paper was to develop an automated dealiasing scheme that dealiases Doppler velocities measured by a bistatic Doppler radar network. The particular network consists of the C-band polarimetric diversity Doppler radar, POLDIRAD, ...

Katja Friedrich; Olivier Caumont

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incoherent scatter radar detection of enhanced plasma line in ionospheric E-region over Arecibo  

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A series of incoherent scatter radar (ISR) observation were conducted at the Arecibo Observatory from December 27, 2005 until January 3, 2006. From plasma line measurements that were taken during this radar campaign, we ...

Pradipta, Rezy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Radar Reflectivity-Ice Water Content Relationships for Use above the Melting Level in Hurricanes  

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Regression equations linking radar reflectivity (Ze) and ice water content (IWC) were calculated from airborne radar and particle image data that were collected above the melting level in two hurricanes. The Ze ? IWC equation from the stratiform ...

Robert A. Black

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Rainfall Parameter Estimation from Dual-Radar Measurements Combining Reflectivity Profile and Path-integrated Attenuation  

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Rain rate estimation properties of multiparameter radar measurements combining radar reflectivity and microwave attenuations are studied through simulations using a two-year disdrometer dataset. In the first simulation, properties of complete ...

Toshiaki Kozu; Kenji Nakamura

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Biases of Rain Retrieval Algorithms for Spaceborne Radar Caused by Nonuniformity of Rain  

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The biases of various rain retrieval algorithms for a spaceborne rain radar due to nonuniformity of rain are studied using simple models and an actual time sequence of rainfall rate. A conventional rain retrieval algorithm in which measured radar ...

Kenji Nakamura

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Study of Polarization Differences in Ku-Band Ocean Radar Imagery  

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Radar returns from the sea surface can be represented as the sum of two contributions from Bragg scattering and from individual breaking events. This representation is used to analyze polarimetric radar images of ocean areas obtained at grazing ...

Andre V. Smirnov; Valery U. Zavorotny

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Three Methods to Determine Profiles of Reflectivity from Volumetric Radar Data to Correct Precipitation Estimates  

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The vertical variability of radar reflectivity reduces the reliability of precipitation estimation by radar, especially in complex orography. This important source of error can, at least partially, be corrected for, if the vertical profile of ...

Bertrand Vignal; Gianmario Galli; Jrg Joss; Urs Germann

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Simultaneous Measurement of Ocean Winds and Waves with an Airborne Coherent Real Aperture Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A coherent, X-band airborne radar has been developed to measure wind speed and direction simultaneously with directional wave spectra on the ocean. The coherent real aperture radar (CORAR) measures received power, mean Doppler shifts, and mean ...

William J. Plant; William C. Keller; Kenneth Hayes

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Predictability of Precipitation from Continental Radar Images. Part IV: Limits to Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Predictability of precipitation is examined from storm to synoptic scales through an experimental approach using continent-scale radar composite images. The lifetime of radar reflectivity patterns in Eulerian and Lagrangian coordinates is taken ...

Urs Germann; Isztar Zawadzki; Barry Turner

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Objective Identification of Echoes Due to Anomalous Propagation in Weather Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Serious contamination of weather radar data can occur in atmospheric conditions that cause anomalous propagation of the radar beam. Excessive downward refraction of the beam may be sufficient to cause ground returns (anaprop), which may be ...

J. A. Pamment; B. J. Conway

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Design and Deployment of a Portable, Pencil-Beam, Pulsed, 3-cm Doppler Radar  

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A portable, pencil-beam, pulsed, Doppler, 3-cm wavelength radar has been constructed to study a wide variety of meteorological phenomena including tornadoes, severe storms, and boundary layer processes. The new radar, the Doppler on Wheels (DOW), ...

Joshua Wurman; Jerry Straka; Erik Rasmussen; Mitch Randall; Allen Zahrai

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

CSU-CHILL Polarimetric Radar Measurements from a Severe Hail Storm in Eastern Colorado  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polarimetric radar measurements made by the recently upgraded CSU-CHILL radar system in a severe hailstorm are analyzed permitting for the first time the combined use of Zh, ZDR, linear depolarization ratio (LDR), KDP, and ?h? to infer ...

J. Hubbert; V. N. Bringi; L. D. Carey; S. Bolen

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

First Radar Echoes and the Early ZDR History of Florida Cumulus  

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The early histories of radar echo and polarization differential reflectivity (ZDR) from growing cumulus clouds observed in Florida with a 10-cm-wavelength radar are reported in detail. Raindrops 1 to several millimeters in diameter are present at ...

Charles A. Knight; Jothiram Vivekanandan; Sonia G. Lasher-Trapp

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

A Radar-Based Climatology of Thunderstorm Days across New York State  

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Archived radar reports, derived from the National Weather Service radar network, were used to estimate the average annual frequencies of thunderstorm days across New York State for the period 197881. The archival records consist of manually-...

Phillip D. Falconer

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Lightning Activity in a Hail-Producing Storm Observed with Phased-Array Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examined lightning activity relative to the rapidly evolving kinematics of a hail-producing storm on 15 August 2006. Data were provided by the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased-Array Radar, the Oklahoma Lightning Mapping Array, and ...

C. Emersic; P. L. Heinselman; D. R. MacGorman; E. C. Bruning

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

The Vertical Structure of TOGA COARE Convection. Part I: Radar Echo Distributions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar data collected by the 5-cm MIT radar, which was deployed aboard the R/V Vickers during the intensive observing period of the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled OceanAtmosphere Response Experiment, are partitioned into convective and ...

Charlotte A. DeMott; Steven A. Rutledge

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Derivation of a 10-Year Radar-Based Climatology of Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather radars give quantitative precipitation estimates over large areas with high spatial and temporal resolutions not achieved by conventional rain gauge networks. Therefore, the derivation and analysis of a radar-based precipitation ...

Aart Overeem; Iwan Holleman; Adri Buishand

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Preliminary Results from Multiparameter Airborne Rain Radar Measurement in the Western Pacific  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Preliminary results are presented from multiparameter airborne radar measurements of tropical storms. The experiment was conducted in the western Pacific in September 1990 with the NASA DC-8 aircraft that was equipped with a dual-wavelength radar ...

Hiroshi Kumagai; Robert Meneghini; Toshiaki Kozu

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

An Application of Linear Programming to Polarimetric Radar Differential Phase Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Differential phase and its range derivative KDP are of interest to several hydrological applications from weather radar systems. Despite the attractive qualities of polarimetric differential phase measurements, the usefulness of these radar ...

Scott E. Giangrande; Robert McGraw; Lei Lei

319

Observations of the Small-Scale Variability of Precipitation Using an Imaging Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For many years, spatial and temporal inhomogeneities in precipitation fields have been studied using scanning radars, cloud radars, and disdrometers, for example. Each measurement technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. Conventional ...

Robert D. Palmer; Boon Leng Cheong; Michael W. Hoffman; Stephen J. Frasier; F. J. Lpez-Dekker

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Vertical Structure of Hurricane Eyewalls as Seen by the TRMM Precipitation Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Statistical analysis of the vertical structure of radar echoes in the eyewalls of tropical cyclones, shown by the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (PR), shows that the eyewall contains high reflectivities and high ...

Deanna A. Hence; Robert A. Houze Jr.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vertical Structure of Tropical Cyclone Rainbands as Seen by the TRMM Precipitation Radar  

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Ten years of data from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission satellites Precipitation Radar (TRMM PR) show the vertical structure of tropical cyclone rainbands. Radar-echo statistics show that rainbands have a two-layered structure, with ...

Deanna A. Hence; Robert A. Houze Jr.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

A Study of Thunderstorm Microphysics with Multiparameter Radar and Aircraft Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Excellent agreement was found between multiparameter radar signatures of hail, raindrops, and mixed-phase precipitation and in situ precipitation particle measurements made by aircraft in a northeastern Colorado hail-storm. Radar reflectivity ...

E. A. Brandes; J. Vivekanandan; J. D. Tuttle; C. J. Kessinger

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

A Variational Scheme for Retrieving Rainfall Rate and Hail Reflectivity Fraction from Polarization Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Polarization radar offers the promise of much more accurate rainfall-rate R estimates than are possible from radar reflectivity factor Z alone, not only by better characterization of the drop size distribution, but also by more reliable ...

Robin J. Hogan

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

The Measurement of Doppler Wind Fields with Fast Scanning Radars: Signal Processing Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses signal processing techniques being developed for making Doppler wind velocity measurements using airport surveillance radars. Techniques are presented and evaluated for velocity estimation using fast-rotating radars. In ...

John R. Anderson

1987-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Gaussian Model Adaptive Processing in Time Domain (GMAP-TD) for Weather Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Gaussian model adaptive processing in the time domain (GMAP-TD) method for ground clutter suppression and signal spectral moment estimation for weather radars is presented. The technique transforms the clutter component of a weather radar ...

Cuong M. Nguyen; V. Chandrasekar

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Meteorological and Astronomical Influences on Radar Reflectivity in the Convective Boundary Layer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations are presented of time-varying radar reflectivity during a partial solar eclipse in Oklahoma. The measurements from a radar of 10-cm wavelength, were obtained in the clear-air boundary layer. The reflectivity changes closely follow ...

Robert M. Rabin; Richard J. Doviak

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Multifunction Phased-Array Radar: Time Balance Scheduler for Adaptive Weather Sensing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Phased-array radars (PARs) have the capability of instantaneously and dynamically controlling beam position on a pulse-by-pulse basis, which allows a single radar to perform multiple functions, such as tracking multiple storms or weather and ...

Ricardo Reinoso-Rondinel; Tian-You Yu; Sebastin Torres

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Polarimetric Radar Analysis of Raindrop Size Variability in Maritime and Continental Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the Queensland Cloud Seeding Research Program, the CP2 polarimetric radar parameter differential radar reflectivity Zdr was used to examine the raindrop size evolution in both maritime and continental clouds. The focus of this paper is to ...

James W. Wilson; Charles A. Knight; Sarah A. Tessendorf; Courtney Weeks

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

The ELDORA/ASTRAIA Airborne Doppler Weather Radar: High-Resolution Observations from TOGA COARE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ELDORA/ASTRAIA (Electra Doppler Radar/Analyese Stereoscopic par Impulsions Aeroporte) airborne Doppler weather radar was recently placed in service by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Centre d'tude des Environnements ...

Peter H. Hildebrand; Wen-Chau Lee; Craig A. Walther; Charles Frush; Mitchell Randall; Eric Loew; Richard Neitzel; Richard Parsons; Jacques Testud; Franois Baudin; Alain LeCornec

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

A Doppler Radar Emulator with an Application to the Detectability of Tornadic Signatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Doppler radar emulator was developed to simulate the expected mean returns from scanning radar, including pulse-to-pulse variability associated with changes in viewing angle and atmospheric structure. Based on the users configuration, the ...

Ryan M. May; Michael I. Biggerstaff; Ming Xue

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Uncertainties in Oceanic Radar Rain Maps at Kwajalein and Implications for Satellite Validation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) ground validation radar has provided a multiyear three-dimensional radar dataset at an oceanic site. Extensive rain gauge networks are not feasible over the ocean and, ...

Robert A. Houze Jr; Stacy Brodzik; Courtney Schumacher; Sandra E. Yuter; Christopher R. Williams

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Weather Radar Ground Clutter. Part II: Real-Time Identification and Filtering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The identification and mitigation of anomalous propagation (AP) and normal propagation (NP) ground clutter is an ongoing problem in radar meteorology. Scatter from ground-clutter targets routinely contaminates radar data and masks weather returns ...

J. C. Hubbert; M. Dixon; S. M. Ellis

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Doppler-Radar Measurements of Clear Air Atmospheric Turbulence at 1290 MHz  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present Doppler-radar observations for the refractivity turbulence structure constant CN2 obtained with the Chatanika Radar Facility, near Fairbanks, Alaska, during a 7-day observing period in October 1976.

Ben Balsley; Vern L. Peterson

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Objective Optimization of Weather Radar Networks for Low-Level Coverage Using a Genetic Algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) radar network is approaching 20 years of age, leading researchers to begin exploring new opportunities for a next-generation network in the United States. With a vast list of ...

James M. Kurdzo; Robert D. Palmer

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

The Joint Polarization Experiment: Polarimetric Radar in Forecasting and Warning Decision Making  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To test the utility and added value of polarimetric radar products in an operational environment, data from the Norman, Oklahoma (KOUN), polarimetric Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) were delivered to the National Weather Service ...

Kevin A. Scharfenberg; Daniel J. Miller; Terry J. Schuur; Paul T. Schlatter; Scott E. Giangrande; Valery M. Melnikov; Donald W. Burgess; David L. Andra Jr.; Michael P. Foster; John M. Krause

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Characteristics of Radar-Identified Big Drop Zones in Swiss Hailstorms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The characteristics of the so-called radar-identified big drop zones (rBDZ) have been investigated. The study employs radar observations of several thunderstorms and simultaneous microphysical and vertical wind measurements with a penetrating T-...

Albert Waldvogel; Laszlo Klein; Dennis J. Musil; Paul L. Smith

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

An Evaluation of a Drop DistributionBased Polarimetric Radar Rainfall Estimator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method for estimating the governing parameters of gamma drop size distributions (DSDs) and associated rainfall rates from polarimetric radar measurements at the S band is examined. The technique uses radar reflectivity at horizontal ...

Edward A. Brandes; Guifu Zhang; J. Vivekanandan

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Simulation and Interpretation of the Phase Data Used by the Radar Refractivity Retrieval Algorithm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The radar refractivity retrieval algorithm applied to radar phase measurements from ground targets can provide high-resolution, near-surface moisture estimates in time and space. The reliability of the retrieval depends on the quality of the ...

Shinju Park; Frdric Fabry

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Radar and Surface Measurement of Rainfall during CaPE: 26 July 1991 Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conventional usage of multiparameter radar measurements for rainfall estimation has been associated with tracking the variability of the raindrop size distribution. The use of multiparameter radar measurements in a statistical framework to ...

Eugenio Gorgucci; V. Chandrasekar; Gianfranco Scarchilli

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

A Wintertime Gulf Coast Squall Line Observed by EDOP Airborne Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An extensive wintertime squall line on 13 January 1995 occurring along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coastline is examined using airborne radar observations combined with conventional data analysis. Flight tracks with the ER-2 Doppler radar (EDOP) ...

G. M. Heymsfield; J. B. Halverson; I. J. Caylor

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatially Variable Advection Correction of Radar Data. Part II: Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The spatially variable advection-correction/analysis procedure introduced in Part I is tested using analytical reflectivity blobs embedded in a solid-body vortex, and Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) and Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 ...

Alan Shapiro; Katherine M. Willingham; Corey K. Potvin

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Hurricane Structure and Wind Fields from Stereoscopic and Infrared Satellite Observations and Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Infrared and stereoscopic visible satellite data from synchronized scanning of GOES-East and -West are combined with ground-based radar data for Hurricane Frederic (1979) and time-composited airborne radar for Hurricane Alien (1980) to ...

A. Frederick Hasler; K. Robert Morris

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

The Influence of Antenna Radome on Weather Radar Calibration and Its Real-Time Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operational weather radars are usually equipped with a radome to reduce the wind load on the antenna and to allow continuous operation under bad weather conditions. The study is focused on quantifying the impact on radar polarimetric measurements ...

E. Gorgucci; R. Bechini; L. Baldini; R. Cremonini; V. Chandrasekar

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Turbulence Structure in a Continental Stratocumulus Cloud from Millimeter-Wavelength Radar Observations  

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The turbulent-scale vertical velocity structure in a continental stratocumulus cloud is studied using a 3-mm wavelength Doppler radar operating in a vertically pointing mode. The radar observations provided 30-m sampling in the vertical with 2-s ...

Pavlos Kollias; Bruce Albrecht

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Attenuation Calibration of an X-Band Weather Radar Using a Microwave Link  

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The attenuation of a radar signal is a serious problem facing meteorologists and hydrologists. In heavy rain, reflectivity information can be completely lost from large portions of a radar scan. The problem is particularly acute for X-band ...

A. R. Rahimi; A. R. Holt; G. J. G. Upton; S. Krmer; A. Redder; H-R. Verworn

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Prognostic Equation for Radar Radial Velocity Derived by Considering Atmospheric Refraction and Earth Curvature  

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The prognostic equation for the radial velocity field observed with a Doppler radar is derived to include the effects of atmospheric refraction and earth curvature on radar-beam height and slope angle. The derived equation, called the radial ...

Qin Xu; Li Wei

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Doppler Cloud Radar Derived Drop Size Distributions in Liquid Water Stratus Clouds  

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A cloud particle size retrieval algorithm that uses radar reflectivity factor and Doppler velocity obtained by a 35-GHz Doppler radar and liquid water path estimated from microwave radiometer radiance measurements is developed to infer the size ...

Seiji Kato; Gerald G. Mace; Eugene E. Clothiaux; James C. Liljegren; Richard T. Austin

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Systematic Variation of Observed Radar ReflectivityRainfall Rate Relations in the Tropics  

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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Global Validation Program provides a unique opportunity to compare radar datasets from different sites, because they are analyzed in a relatively uniform procedure. Monthly observed radar reflectivity...

Eyal Amitai

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Attenuation-Based Estimates of Rainfall Rates Aloft with Vertically Pointing Ka-Band Radars  

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An approach is suggested to retrieve low-resolution rainfall rate profiles and layer-averaged rainfall rates, Ra, from radar reflectivity measurements made by vertically pointing Ka-band radars. This approach is based on the effects of ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

The Transition from the Present Radar Dissemination System to the NEXRAD Information Dissemination Service (NIDS)  

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The National Weather Service (NWS) will begin replacing its current system of weather radars with Next Generation Weather Radars (NEXRAD) in late 1990. Presented is an overview of previous and current systems, and the replacement NEXRAD ...

Vico E. Baer

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Potential Role Of Dual- Polarization Radar In The Validation Of Satellite Precipitation Measurements: Rationale and Opportunities  

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Dual-polarization weather radars have evolved significantly in the last three decades culminating in operational deployment by the National Weather Service. In addition to operational applications in the weather service, dual-polarization radars ...

V. Chandrasekar; V. N. Bringi; S. A. Rutledge; Arthur Hou; Eric Smith; Gail Skofronick Jackson; E. Gorgucci; W. A. Petersen

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Mesobeta Profiles to Extrapolate Radar Precipitation Measurements above the Alps to the Ground Level  

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In the Alps, the volume visible by a radar is reduced because of ground clutter, elevated horizon, and earth curvature. This often inhibits a direct view on precipitation close to the ground. When using radar measurements from aloft to estimate ...

Urs Germann; Jrg Joss

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Case Studies of the Vertical Velocity Seen by the Flatland Radar Compared with Indirectly Computed Values  

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The hypothesis that temporal averages of vertical motions over a single radar station are representative of weather systems large enough to be resolved by the radiosonde network is tested using data from the Flatland VHF radar, located in the ...

G. D. Nastrom; W. L. Clark; K. S. Gage; T. E. VanZandt; J. M. Warnock; R. Creasey; P. M. Pauley

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Tropopause Folding and the Variability of the Tropopause Height as Seen by the Flatland VHF Radar  

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The Flatland radar, a VHF wind profiler located near Urbana, Illinois, has been used to study the variability of the tropopause over the period March 1987April 1988. The vertically directed radar beam provides an indicator of tropopause height ...

G. D. Nastrom; J. L. Green; K. S. Gage; M. R. Peterson

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Multilag Correlation Estimators for Polarimetric Radar Measurements in the Presence of Noise  

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The quality of polarimetric radar data degrades as the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) decreases. This substantially limits the usage of collected polarimetric radar data to high SNR regions. To improve data quality at low SNRs, multilag correlation ...

Lei Lei; Guifu Zhang; Richard J. Doviak; Robert Palmer; Boon Leng Cheong; Ming Xue; Qing Cao; Yinguang Li

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Characteristics of Rainbands, Radar Echoes, and Lightning near the North Carolina Coast during GALE  

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Characteristics of mesoscale rainbands and echoes in radar reflectivity data recorded during the field phase of the Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) are presented. The primary sources of data were radar microfilm and manually digitized ...

Peter P. Dodge; Robert W. Burpee

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Determining Weather Radar Antenna Pointing Using Signals Detected from the Sun at Low Antenna Elevations  

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A method to determine the elevation and azimuth biases of the radar antenna using solar signals observed by a scanning radar is presented. Data recorded at low elevation angles where the atmospheric refraction has a significant effect on the ...

Asko Huuskonen; Iwan Holleman

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Comparison of Dual-Polarization Radar Measurements of Rain with Ground-Based Disdrometer Measurements  

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Dual-polarization radar measurements of ZH and ZDR, where ZDR = 10 logZH/ZV and ZH, ZV are the radar reflectivity factors for horizontal and vertical polarizations, respectively, are compared with values derived from raindrop-size distributions ...

J. W. F. Goddard; S. M. Cherry; V. N. Bringi

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Oscillations in Mesocyclone Signatures with Range Owing to Azimuthal Radar Sampling  

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When a thunderstorm mesocyclone changes range relative to a Doppler radar, the deduced core diameter and mean rotational velocity of the Doppler velocity mesocyclone signature oscillate back and forth, even though the radar beams physical width ...

Vincent T. Wood; Rodger A. Brown

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

The Impact of Beam Broadening on the Quality of Radar Polarimetric Data  

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The impact of beam broadening on the quality of radar polarimetric data in the presence of nonuniform beam filling (NBF) is examined both theoretically and experimentally. Cross-beam gradients of radar reflectivity Z, differential reflectivity Z...

Alexander V. Ryzhkov

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Radar Observations of Transport and Diffusion in Clouds and Precipitation Using TRACIR  

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A remote-sensing technique called TRACIR (tracking air with circular-polarization radar) was developed recently for studying air-parcel trajectories in clouds. The technique uses a dual-circular-polarization radar to detect microwave chaff fibers ...

Brooks E. Martner; Robert A. Kropfli; John D. Marwitz

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

The Refractive Index Spectra within Clouds from Forward-Scatter Radar Observations  

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When long-wavelength radars are used to observe the atmosphere, there are occasions when radar return from a volume of cloud is unexpectedly large relative to that predicted by the classical incoherent scatter from individual cloud droplets. The ...

Earl E. Gossard; Richard G. Strauch

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

The Kinetic Energy of Hailfalls. Part III: Sampling Errors Inferred, from Radar Data  

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The representativeness of hailfall kinetic energies derived from point measurements of networks is studied by means of radar data of hail cells. The 202 cells were observed within a radius of 60 km from the 10 cm radar. Different Cartesian ...

A. Waldvogel; W. Schmid

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

An Extended Kalman Filter Framework for Polarimetric X-Band Weather Radar Data Processing  

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The different quantities measured by dual-polarization radar systems are closely linked to each other. An extended Kalman filter framework is proposed in order to make use of constraints on individual radar observables that are induced by these ...

Marc Schneebeli; Alexis Berne

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Estimating the Vertical Structure of Intense Mediterranean Precipitation Using Two X-Band Weather Radar Systems  

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The present study aims at a preliminary approach of multiradar compositing applied to the estimation of the vertical structure of precipitationan important issue for radar rainfall measurement and prediction. During the HYDROMET Integrated Radar ...

A. Berne; G. Delrieu; H. Andrieu

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

High-Resolution, Mobile Doppler Radar Observations of Cyclic Mesocyclogenesis in a Supercell  

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On 15 May 2003, two ground-based, mobile, Doppler radars scanned a supercell that moved through the Texas Panhandle and cyclically produced mesocyclones. The two radars collected data from the storm during a rapid cyclic mesocyclogenesis stage ...

Michael M. French; Howard B. Bluestein; David C. Dowell; Louis J. Wicker; Matthew R. Kramar; Andrew L. Pazmany

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

The Genesis of Three Nonsupercell Tornadoes Observed with Dual-Doppler Radar  

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Dual-Doppler radar analyses of three tornadoes associated with a multicellular line of storms are presented. The F2F3 intensity tornadoes occurred on 15 June 1988 near Denver, Colorado, during the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) Project. ...

Rita D. Roberts; James W. Wilson

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Documenting Storm Severity in the Mid-Atlantic Region Using Lightning and Radar Information  

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Storm severity in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States is examined using lightning, radar, and model-derived information. Automated Warning Decision Support System (WDSS) procedures are developed to create grids of lightning and radar ...

Scott D. Rudlosky; Henry E. Fuelberg

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Precipitation Observed in Oklahoma Mesoscale Convective Systems with a Polarimetric Radar  

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In this paper, the fields of three radar polarimetric variables-differential reflectivity ZDR, specific differential phase KDP, and correlation coefficient between horizontally (H) and vertically (V) polarized echoes ?hv-along with radar ...

A. V. Ryzhkov; D. S. Zrni?

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Measurements from Cirrus Clouds  

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Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Time Correlations in Backscattering Radar Reflectivity Measurements from Cirrus Clouds K. Ivanova, H. N. Shirer, and E. E. Clothiaux Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania T. P. Ackerman Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington Introduction The state variables of the atmosphere exhibit correlations at various spatial and temporal scales. These correlations are crucial for understanding short- and long-term trends in climate. Cirrus clouds are important phenomena in the troposphere affecting climate. To improve future parameterization of cirrus clouds in climate models, we must understand the cloud properties and how they change within the cloud. We consider fluctuations of cloud radar signals obtained at isodepths within cirrus clouds

371

W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status  

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W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status W-band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Update and Status PopStefanija, Ivan ProSensing, Inc. Mead, James ProSensing Inc. Widener, Kevin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Category: Instruments Two W-band ARM Cloud Radars (WACR) have been developed for the SGP and the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) by ProSensing. The SGP WACR was successfully deployed in the same shelter as the MMCR in 2005. It is currently collecting co-polarization and cross-polarization spectral moments (reflectivity, Doppler velocity, and spectral width) along with spectra data. The AMF WACR will be deployed with the AMF in Niamey, Niger early in 2006. We will present ingested WACR data formats available from the ARM Archive, a selected comparisons of WACR and MMCR data at SGP, and data from

372

Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Doppler Radar Spectra  

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Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Mixed-Phase Cloud Retrievals Using Doppler Radar Spectra M. D. Shupe, S. Y. Matrosov, and T. L. Schneider National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Technology Laboratory Boulder, Colorado P. Kollias Rosentiel School of Marine Atmospheric Sciences University of Miami Miami, Florida Introduction The radar Doppler spectrum contains a wealth of information on cloud microphysical properties. Typically, radar-based cloud retrievals use only the zeroth or first moments of the Doppler spectrum - reflectivity and mean Doppler velocity - to derive quantities such as cloud water content and particle characteristic size (e.g., Liou and Sassen 1994; Matrosov et al. 2002). When using only the moments of the Doppler spectrum, important spectral information can be lost, particularly when the spectrum is

373

Geologic interpretation of space shuttle radar images of Indonesia  

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space shuttle mission in November 1981 acquired images of parts of the earth with a synthetic aperture radar system at a wavelength of 23.5 cm (9.3 in.) and spatial resolution of 38 m (125 ft). This report describes the geologic interpretation of 1:250,000-scale images of Irian Jaya and eastern Kalimantan, Indonesia, where the all-weather capability of radar penetrates the persistent cloud cover. The inclined look direction of radar enhances subtle topographic features that may be the expression of geologic structures. On the Indonesian images, the following terrain categories are recognizable for geologic mapping: carbonate, clastic, volcanic, alluvial and coastal, melange, and metamorphic, as well as undifferentiated bedrock. Regional and local geologic structures are well expressed on the images.

Sabing, F.F.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Wideband Waveform Design principles for Solid-state Weather Radars  

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The use of solid-state transmitter is becoming a key part of the strategy to realize a network of low cost electronically steered radars. However, solid-state transmitters have low peak powers and this necessitates the use of pulse compression waveforms. In this paper a frequency diversity wideband waveforms design is proposed to mitigate low sensitivity of solid-state transmitters. In addition, the waveforms mitigate the range eclipsing problem associated with long pulse compression. An analysis of the performance of pulse compression using mismatched compression filters designed to minimize side lobe levels is presented. The impact of range side lobe level on the retrieval of Doppler moments are presented. Realistic simulations are performed based on CSU-CHILL radar data and Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) Integrated Project I (IP1) radar data.

Bharadwaj, Nitin; Chandrasekar, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Application of Dual-Polarization Radar Melting-Layer Detection Algorithm  

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A polarimetric melting-layer detection algorithm developed for an S-band radar has been modified for use by the King City C-band radar in southern Ontario, Canada. The technique ingests radar scan volume data to determine the melting-layer top ...

S. Boodoo; D. Hudak; N. Donaldson; M. Leduc

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Scatter and Doppler Effect of Wind Power Plants to Land Radars  

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Wind power plant installations at different scales are in an increasing pattern starting from year 2000. A curiosity has been raised about 4-5 years ago for if wind turbines interfere with radars. The interference occurs when wind turbines reflect radar ... Keywords: clutter, Doppler, radar, scatter, turbine, wind

Derya Sozen; Mesut Kartal

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Exploring Impacts of Rapid-Scan Radar Data on NWS Warning Decisions  

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Rapid-scan weather radars, such as the S-band phased array radar at the National Weather Radar Testbed in Norman, Oklahoma, improve precision in the depiction of severe storm processes. To explore potential impacts of such data on forecaster ...

Pamela L. Heinselman; Daphne S. LaDue; Heather Lazrus

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Wavefront reconstruction of elevation circular synthetic aperture aperture radar imagery using a cylindrical Green's function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Elevation Circular Synthetic Aperture Radar (E-CSAR) is a novel radar modality used to form radar images from data sets acquired along a complete or even a segment of a cylindrical geometry above a given scan area. Due to the nonlinear nature of the ...

Daniel Flores-Tapia; Gabriel Thomas; Stephen Pistorius

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Proposal for a Spaceborne Dual-Beam Rain Radar with Doppler Capability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The potential characteristics and performances of a spaceborne dual-beam radar (or stereo radar) operating at 24 GHz, and devoted primarily to the retrieval of rain-rate structure by using the stereo-radar analysis, were presented in a previous ...

Paul Amayenc; Jacques Testud; Mongi Marzoug

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Elements of a continuous-wave borehole radar. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The theory is developed for the antenna array for a proposed continuous-wave, ground-penetrating radar for use in a borehole, and field measurements are presented. Accomplishments include the underground measurement of the transmitting beam in the azimuth plane, active azimuth-steering of the transmitting beam, and the development of a range-to-target algorithm. The excellent performance of the antenna array supports the concept of a continuous-wave borehole radar. A field-prototype should be developed for use in both geothermal zones and for the exploration and recovery of oil and gas.

Caffey, T.W.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geophysical Technology Dept.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

State of the Science: Radar View of Tropical Cyclones  

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Radar played an important role in studies of tropical cyclones since it was developed in the 1940s. In the last 15 years, technological improvements such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WP-3D tail airborne ...

Frank D. Marks Jr.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Application of Electromagnetic (EM): Radar Salah M. Al-Ofi  

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the atomic bomb [2]. III. PRINCIPLE OF WORK The main concept of radar relays on ECHO PRINCIPLE Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia. Abstract- This report lunched bombs. The British government was the first to gather a team of scien- tists and engineers

Masoudi, Husain M.

383

Considerations for Polarimetric Upgrades to Operational WSR-88D Radars  

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This paper reports on the steps taken by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) to 1) develop open system hardware to facilitate upgrades to the WSR-88D (NEXRAD) radar and 2) improve identification of the type of precipitation and its ...

R. J. Doviak; V. Bringi; A. Ryzhkov; A. Zahrai; D. Zrni?

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Estimation of the Mean Field Bias of Radar Rainfall Estimates  

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In this paper procedures are developed for estimating the mean field bias of radar rainfall estimates. Mean field bias is modeled as a random process that varies not only from storm to storm but also over the course of a storm. State estimates of ...

James A. Smith; Witold F. Krajewski

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

High-Frequency Radar Mapping of Surface Currents Using WERA  

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A dual-station high-frequency Wellen Radar (WERA), transmitting at 16.045 MHz, was deployed along the west Florida shelf in phased array mode during the summer of 2003. A 33-day, continuous time series of radial and vector surface current fields ...

Lynn K. Shay; Jorge Martinez-Pedraja; Thomas M. Cook; Brian K. Haus; Robert H. Weisberg

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Synthetic aperture radar and interferometry development at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Environmental monitoring, earth-resource mapping, and military systems require broad-area imaging at high resolutions. Many times the imagery must be acquired in inclement weather or during night as well as day. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) provides such a capability. SAR systems take advantage of the long-range propagation characteristics of radar signals and the complex information processing capability of modern digital electronics to provide high resolution imagery. SAR complements photographic and other optical imaging capabilities because of the minimum constrains on time-of-day and atmospheric conditions and because of the unique responses of terrain and cultural targets to radar frequencies. Interferometry is a method for generating a three-dimensional image of terrain. The height projection is obtained by acquiring two SAR images from two slightly differing locations. It is different from the common method of stereoscopic imaging for topography. The latter relies on differing geometric projections for triangulation to define the surface geometry whereas interferometry relies on differences in radar propagation times between the two SAR locations. This paper presents the capabilities of SAR, explains how SAR works, describes a few SAR applications, provides an overview of SAR development at Sandia, and briefly describes the motion compensation subsystem.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Radar Backscattering of Microwaves by Spongy Ice Spheres  

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The radar backscattering cross section of a spongy ice hailstonea mixture of ice and liquid waterdepends on its size, shape and dielectric function. There are two types of theories of the effective dielectric function of two-component mixtures: ...

Craig F. Bohren; Louis J. Battan

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Hydrological Validation of a Radar-Based Nowcasting Technique  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nowcasting precipitation is a key element in the anticipation of floods in warning systems. In this framework, weather radars are very useful because of the high resolution of their measurements both in time and space. The aim of this study is to ...

Marc Berenguer; Carles Corral; Rafael Snchez-Diezma; Daniel Sempere-Torres

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Assessment Of The Wind Farm Impact On The Radar  

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This study shows the means to evaluate the wind farm impact on the radar. It proposes the set of tools, which can be used to realise this objective. The big part of report covers the study of complex pattern propagation factor as the critical issue of the Advanced Propagation Model (APM). Finally, the reader can find here the implementation of this algorithm - the real scenario in Inverness airport (the United Kingdom), where the ATC radar STAR 2000, developed by Thales Air Systems, operates in the presence of several wind farms. Basically, the project is based on terms of the department "Strategy Technology & Innovation", where it has been done. Also you can find here how the radar industry can act with the problem engendered by wind farms. The current strategies in this area are presented, such as a wind turbine production, improvements of air traffic handling procedures and the collaboration between developers of radars and wind turbines. The possible strategy for Thales as a main pioneer was given as ...

Norman, Evgeny D

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Radar Measurement of Tidal Winds at Stratospheric Heights over Arecibo  

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Wind oscillations of tidal periods that showed a marked downward phase progression were detected at the lower stratosphere using the Arecibo radar. The amplitudes of 15 m s?1 were inferred for both diurnal and semidiurnal components, much larger ...

Shoichiro Fukao; Toru Sato; Norikazu Yamasaki; Robert M. Harper; Susumu Kato

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

A Wavelet-Based Ammunition Doppler Radar System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today's state-of-the-art ammunition Doppler radars use the Fourier spectrogram for the joint time-frequency analysis of ammunition Doppler signals. In this paper, we implement the joint time-frequency analysis of ammunition Doppler signals based on the ...

S. H. Ong; Abbas Z. Kouzani

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

X-Band Polarimetric Weather Radar Observations of a Hailstorm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an analysis of a hail event that occurred 27 May 2012 over Brignoles, located in southeastern France. The event was observed by an X-band polarimetric radar located in Mont Maurel, 75 km northeast of the hailstorm. Lightning ...

Jordi Figueras i Ventura; Franoise Honor; Pierre Tabary

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Doppler Radar Observations of Dust Devils in Texas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analyses of a dust-devil dataset collected in northwest Texas are presented. The data were collected just above the ground at close range with a mobile, W-band (3-mm wavelength) Doppler radar having an azimuthal (radial) resolution of 35 m (30 m)...

Howard B. Bluestein; Christopher C. Weiss; Andrew L. Pazmany

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Eulerian and Lagrangian Correspondence of High-Frequency Radar and Surface Drifter Data: Effects of Radar Resolution and Flow Components  

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This study investigated the correspondence between the near-surface drifters from a mass drifter deployment near Marthas Vineyard, MA and the surface current observations from a network of 3 high-resolution high-frequency radars to understand the ...

I. I. Rypina; A. Kirincich; R. Limeburner; I. A. Udovydchenkov

395

Polarimetric Radar Observations in the Ice Region of Precipitating Clouds at C-Band and X-Band Radar Frequencies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Data collected by C-band and X-band radars in northwestern Italy are analyzed to study the behavior of the polarimetric variables in the ice region of precipitating clouds, with special emphasis on the specific differential phase Kdp. It is found ...

R. Bechini; L. Baldini; V. Chandrasekar

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

A Methodology to Derive Radar ReflectivityLiquid Equivalent Snow Rate Relations Using C-Band Radar and a 2D Video Disdrometer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this work is to derive equivalent radar reflectivity factorliquid equivalent snow rate (ZeSR) power-law relations for snowfall using the C-band King City operational weather radar and a 2D video disdrometer (2DVD). The 2DVD ...

Gwo-Jong Huang; V. N. Bringi; Robert Cifelli; David Hudak; W. A. Petersen

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Sample Observations from the 2001.Multi-Frequency Radar IOP  

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Sample Observations from the 2001 Sample Observations from the 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar IOP C. R. Williams Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado C. R. Williams and K. S. Gage National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Aeronomy Laboratory Boulder, Colorado L. Leon and S. Cruz-Pol University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus S. M. Sekelsky Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts Introduction The 2001 Multi-Frequency Radar Intensive Operational Period (IOP) was designed to collect a long dataset of W-band (95 GHz), Ka-band (35 GHz), and S-band (2.8 GHz) vertical profiling observations to investigate insect scattering and precipitating particle scattering above the Southern Great Plains

398

Feasibility of a borehole VHF radar technique for fracture mapping  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Experiments were conducted to establish the feasibility of a downhole high-frequency electromagnetic technique for location of fractures in the vicinity of boreholes. An existing flame-cut slot in granite was filled with salt water to simulate a brine-filled fracture. A transmitter consisting of a phased dual-dipole array arranged to provide a directional signal toward the fracture was installed in a borehole opposite the fracture. A receiver operated at 30 to 300 MHz was also located in the same borehole. The radar returns from the simulated fracture were detectable in boreholes located at distances of up to 12 meters from the fracture. These results indicate for the first time the feasibility of a downhole VHF radar for use in a single borehole for detection of fractures located away from the borehole.

Chang, H.T.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Dictionary for Sparse Representation of Chirp Echo in Broadband Radar  

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A new dictionary for sparse representation of chirp echo in broadband radar is put forward in this paper. Different with chirplet decomposition which decomposes echo in time-frequency plane, the dictionary transforms the sparsity of target observed by radar in distance range to the sparsity in frequency domain by stretch processing and the sparse representation of echo is realized. Using strict deduction with mathematics, the sparsity of echo in dictionary is proved and the dictionary is orthogonal. In the application property, the construction of dictionary is simple, the parameters that are needed for dictionary can be obtained conveniently and the dictionary is convenient to use. Furthermore, the object of application can be expanded to the echo of multi-component chirps with single freedom degree.

Gao, Lei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Radar antenna pointing for optimized signal to noise ratio.  

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The Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of a radar echo signal will vary across a range swath, due to spherical wavefront spreading, atmospheric attenuation, and antenna beam illumination. The antenna beam illumination will depend on antenna pointing. Calculations of geometry are complicated by the curved earth, and atmospheric refraction. This report investigates optimizing antenna pointing to maximize the minimum SNR across the range swath.

Doerry, Armin Walter; Marquette, Brandeis [General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Principles and applications of imaging radar. Manual of remote sensing: Third edition, Volume 2  

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This second volume in the Third Edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing offers a current and comprehensive survey of the theory, methods, and applications of imaging radar for geoscientists, engineers and application scientists interested in the advantages of radar remote sensing. Produced under the auspices of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, it brings together contributions from experts around the world to discuss the basic principles of imaging radars and trace the research activity--past, present, and future--across the many sciences where radar remote sensing may be applied. This book offers an invaluable snapshot of radar remote sensing technology, including radargrammetry, radar polarimetry and interferometry and its uses. It combines technical and procedural coverage of systems, data interpretation, and other fundamentals with generous coverage of practical applications in agriculture; forestry; soil moisture monitoring; geology; geomorphology and hydrology; oceanography; land use, land cover mapping and archeology.

Henderson, F.M.; Lewis, A.J. [eds.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

402

Impacts of Beam Broadening and Earth Curvature on Storm-Scale 3D Variational Data Assimilation of Radial Velocity with Two Doppler Radars  

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The radar ray path and beam broadening equations are important for assimilation of radar data into numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. They can be used to determine the physical location of each radar measurement and to properly map the ...

Guoqing Ge; Jidong Gao; Keith Brewster; Ming Xue

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Attenuation Correction and Hydrometeor Classification of High-Resolution, X-band, Dual-Polarized Mobile Radar Measurements in Severe Convective Storms  

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X-band and shorter radar wavelengths are preferable for mobile radar systems because a narrow beam can be realized with a moderately sized antenna. However, attenuation by precipitation becomes progressively more severe with decreasing radar ...

Jeffrey C. Snyder; Howard B. Bluestein; Guifu Zhang; Stephen J. Frasier

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Errors Caused by Long-Term Drifts of Magnetron Frequencies for Refractivity Measurement with a Radar: Theoretical Formulation and Initial Validation  

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Refractivity measurements in the boundary layer by precipitation radar could be useful for convection prediction. Until now such measurements have only been performed by coherent radars, but European weather radars are mostly equipped with ...

Jacques Parent du Chatelet; Chiraz Boudjabi; Lucas Besson; Olivier Caumont

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

A Comparison of NEXRAD WSR-88D Radar Estimates of Rain Accumulation with Gauge Measurements for High- and Low-Reflectivity Horizontal Gradient Precipitation Events  

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Radar-estimated rainfall amounts from the NEXRAD Weather Surveillance Radar precipitation accumulation algorithm were compared with measurements from numerous rain gauges (1639 radar versus gauge comparisons). Storm total rain accumulations from ...

Gerard E. Klazura; Jessica M. Thomale; D. Scott Kelly; Paul Jendrowski

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

A Relationship between Reflectivity and Snow Rate for a High-Altitude S-Band Radar  

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An important application of radar reflectivity measurements is their interpretation as precipitation intensity. Empirical relationships exist for converting microwave backscatter retrieved from precipitation particles (represented by an equivalent ...

Jonathan P. Wolfe; Jefferson R. Snider

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

An Efficient Dual-Resolution Approach for Ensemble Data Assimilation and Tests with Simulated Doppler Radar Data  

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A new efficient dual-resolution (DR) data assimilation algorithm is developed based on the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) method and tested using simulated radar radial velocity data for a supercell storm. Radar observations are assimilated on ...

Jidong Gao; Ming Xue

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A Surface Wind ModelBased Method to Estimate Rain-Induced Radar Path Attenuation over Ocean  

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The rainfall retrieved using the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) depends on estimating the radar signal path-integrated attenuation using the surface reference technique (SRT). This technique assumes uniform ...

Li Li; Eastwood Im; Stephen L. Durden; Ziad S. Haddad

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Radial Wind Super-Obs from the WSR-88D Radars in the NCEP Operational Assimilation System  

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The spatial and temporal densities of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) raw radar radial wind represent a rich source of high-resolution observations for initializing numerical weather prediction models. A characteristic of these ...

Jordan C. Alpert; V. Krishna Kumar

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Toward the Use of Integral Radar Volume Descriptors for Quantitative Areal Precipitation Estimation: Results from Pseudoradar Observations  

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The central objective of this analysis is to significantly enhance the quality of radar-derived precipitation estimates by as fully as possible exploiting the information contained in the spatial and temporal variability of 3D radar volume data. ...

Silke Trmel; Clemens Simmer; Jrgen Braun; Thomas Gerstner; Michael Griebel

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Observations of Ice Crystal Habits with a Scanning Polarimetric W-Band Radar at Slant Linear Depolarization Ratio Mode  

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Scanning polarimetric W-band radar data were evaluated for the purpose of identifying predominant ice hydrometeor habits. Radar and accompanying cloud microphysical measurements were conducted during the Storm Peak Laboratory Cloud Property ...

Sergey Y. Matrosov; Gerald G. Mace; Roger Marchand; Matthew D. Shupe; Anna G. Hallar; Ian B. McCubbin

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Capability of Surface-Based Clear-Air Doppler Radar for Monitoring Meteorological Structure of Elevated Layers  

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Radars and acoustic sounding systems sense properties of the turbulence structure of the atmosphere. If atmospheric turbulence can be related to the mean gradient parameters, Doppler radars and acoustic sounders can provide information about ...

Earl E. Gossard; Russell B. Chadwick; Thomas R. Detman; John Gaynor

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Impact from a Volumetric Radar-Sampling Operator for Radial Velocity Observations within EnKF Supercell Assimilation  

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Maximizing the accuracy of ensemble Kalman filtering (EnKF) radar data assimilation requires that the observation operator sample the model state in the same manner that the radar sampled the atmosphere. It may therefore be desirable to include ...

Therese E. Thompson; Louis J. Wicker; Xuguang Wang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Non-Rayleigh Scattering Effect in Rain Observations by an X- and Ka-band Dual-Wavelength Radar  

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The effect of non-Rayleigh scattering appearing in a rain observation experiment using a dual-wavelength rain radar, is investigated. The non-Rayleigh scattering effect causes a small difference between the effective radar reflectivity factor and ...

Kenji Nakamura; Hideyuki Inomata

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Applications of a Velocity Dealiasing Scheme to Data from the China New Generation Weather Radar System (CINRAD)  

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An improved velocity dealiasing algorithm is developed as an extension of the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) dealiasing algorithm. The algorithm described in this paper is evaluated on selected China Next Generation Weather Radar (CINRAD) ...

Guangxin He; Gang Li; Xiaolei Zou; Peter Sawin Ray

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Radar-Based Quantitative Precipitation Estimation for the Cool Season in Complex Terrain: Case Studies from the NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed  

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This study explores error sources of the National Weather Service operational radar-based quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) during the cool season over the complex terrain of the western United States. A new, operationally geared radar ...

Jian Zhang; Youcun Qi; David Kingsmill; Kenneth Howard

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

The Impact of Radar Data on Short-Term Forecasts of Surface Temperature, Dewpoint Depression, and Wind Speed  

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A statistical system that uses surface observations and radar data to provide 1-, 3-, and 6-h forecasts of temperature, dewpoint depression, and wind speed is developed. Application of the system to independent data demonstrates that the radar ...

Emily K. Grover-Kopec; J. Michael Fritsch

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

On the Use of Dual-Polarized C-Band Radar for Operational Rainfall Retrieval in Mountainous Areas  

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Radar-rainfall estimation is a complex process that involves several error sources, some of which are related to the environmental context. The presence of orographic obstacles heavily affects the quality of the retrieved radar products. In ...

Gianfranco Vulpiani; Mario Montopoli; Luca Delli Passeri; Antonio G. Gioia; Pietro Giordano; Frank S. Marzano

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Cloud Profiling Radars: Second-Generation Sampling Strategies, Processing, and Cloud Data Products  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program operates millimeter-wavelength cloud radars in several climatologically distinct regions. The digital signal processors for these radars were recently upgraded and ...

Pavlos Kollias; Mark A. Miller; Edward P. Luke; Karen L. Johnson; Eugene E. Clothiaux; Kenneth P. Moran; Kevin B. Widener; Bruce A. Albrecht

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Relationships between Radar Properties at High Elevations and Surface Rain Rate: Potential Use for Spaceborne Rainfall Measurements  

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Ground-based radar data have been used to investigate the relationship between reflectivity at high elevations and surface rain rates. Such relations are useful for rainfall measurements by spaceborne radars at attenuating wavelength such as the ...

Eyal Amitai

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Raindrop Size Distributions and Rain Characteristics in California Coastal Rainfall for Periods with and without a Radar Bright Band  

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Recent studies using vertically pointing S-band profiling radars showed that coastal winter storms in California and Oregon frequently do not display a melting-layer radar bright band and inferred that these nonbrightband (NBB) periods are ...

Brooks E. Martner; Sandra E. Yuter; Allen B. White; Sergey Y. Matrosov; David E. Kingsmill; F. Martin Ralph

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Variational Pseudo-Multiple-Doppler Wind Retrieval in the Vertical Plane for Ground-Based Mobile Radar Data  

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A variational procedure is developed that utilizes mobile ground-based rangeheight indicator (RHI) Doppler radar velocity data for the synthesis of two-dimensional, RHI plane wind vectors. The radial component winds are obtained with the radar ...

Christopher C. Weiss; Howard B. Bluestein; Robert Conzemius; Evgeni Fedorovich

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Polarization Diversity Pulse-Pair Technique for Millimeter-WaveDoppler Radar Measurements of Severe Storm Features  

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The Polarization Diversity Pulse-Pair (PDPP) technique can extend simultaneously the maximum unambiguous range and the maximum unambiguous velocity of a Doppler weather radar. This technique has been applied using a high-resolution 95-GHz radar ...

Andrew L. Pazmany; John C. Galloway; James B. Mead; Ivan Popstefanija; Robert E. McIntosh; Howard W. Bluestein

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

History of Operational Use of Weather Radar by U.S. Weather Services. Part I: The Pre-NEXRAD Era  

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The first part of a history of the use of storm surveillance radars by operational military and civil weather services in the United States is presented. The history of radar meteorological research is long and distinguished but already well ...

Roger C. Whiton; Paul L. Smith; Stuart G. Bigler; Kenneth E. Wilk; Albert C. Harbuck

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Cloud Layers, Particle Identification, and Rain-Rate Profiles from ZRVf Measurements by Clear-Air Doppler Radars  

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Networks of radars that point almost vertically and continuously measure the vertical profile of the horizontal wind will, in the future, be operated at many locations around the world. Although such radars are designed to measure the Doppler-...

E. E. Gossard; R. G. Strauch; D. C. Welsh; S. Y. Matrosov

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

The Vertical Profile of Radar Reflectivity of Convective Cells: A Strong Indicator of Storm Intensity and Lightning Probability?  

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Reflectivity data from Doppler radars are used to construct vertical profiles of radar reflectivity (VPRR) of convective cells in mesoscale convective systems (MCSS) in three different environmental regimes. The National Center for Atmospheric ...

Edward J. Zipser; Kurt R. Lutz

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

The Added Value of Surface Data to Radar-Derived Rainfall-Rate Estimation Using an Artificial Neural Network  

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Radar measurements are useful for determining rainfall rates because of their ability to cover large areas. Unfortunately, estimating rainfall rates from radar reflectivity data alone is prone to errors resulting from variations in drop size ...

B. Root; T-Y. Yu; M. Yeary; M. B. Richman

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Postprocessing Model-Predicted Rainfall Fields in the Spectral Domain Using Phase Information from Radar Observations  

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In an attempt to combine the short-term skill of radar nowcasting and the long-term skill of numerical models, successive 15-min rainfall accumulations obtained from the U.S. national radar composites and predicted by the Weather Research and ...

Basivi Radhakrishna; Isztar Zawadzki; Frdric Fabry

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Influence of the Subgrid Variability of the Raindrop Size Distribution on Radar Rainfall Estimators  

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This work aims at quantifying the variability of the parameters of the power laws used for rain-rate estimation from radar data, on the basis of raindrop size distribution measurements over a typical weather radar pixel. Power laws between the ...

Jol Jaffrain; Alexis Berne

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

ARRA-funded Cloud Radar Development for the Department of Energy's ARM Climate Research Facility  

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. Like many companies, ProSensing was expecting to experience a considerable reduction in orders in 2009 will keep a number of their technician employed for several months in mid-2010. In addition to the direct for similar cloud radar contracts for customers in India, China and Korea. By developing these complex radar

431

Ensemble Kalman Filter Assimilation of Doppler Radar Data with a Compressible Nonhydrostatic Model: OSS Experiments  

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A Doppler radar data assimilation system is developed based on an ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) method and tested with simulated radar data from a supercell storm. As a first implementation, it is assumed that the forward models are perfect and ...

Mingjing Tong; Ming Xue

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Short-Wavelength Technology and the Potential For Distributed Networks of Small Radar Systems  

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Dense networks of short-range radars capable of mapping storms and detecting atmospheric hazards are described. Composed of small X-band (9.4 GHz) radars spaced tens of kilometers apart, these networks defeat the Earth curvature blockage that ...

David McLaughlin; David Pepyne; Brenda Philips; James Kurose; Michael Zink; David Westbrook; Eric Lyons; Eric Knapp; Anthony Hopf; Alfred Defonzo; Robert Contreras; Theodore Djaferis; Edin Insanic; Stephen Frasier; V. Chandrasekar; Francesc Junyent; Nitin Bharadwaj; Yanting Wang; Yuxiang Liu; Brenda Dolan; Kelvin Droegemeier; Jerald Brotzge; Ming Xue; Kevin Kloesel; Keith Brewster; Frederick Carr; Sandra Cruz-Pol; Kurt Hondl; Pavlos Kollias

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Wind Profiling by Doppler Weather Radar Iwan Holleman (holleman@knmi.nl)  

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Wind Profiling by Doppler Weather Radar Iwan Holleman (holleman@knmi.nl) Royal Netherlands wind profiles at a high temporal resolution. Several algorithms and quality ensuring procedures for the extraction of wind profiles from radar volume data have been published. A comparison and verification

Stoffelen, Ad

434

Feeder-Cell Ingestion of Seeding Aerosol from Cloud Base Determined by Tracking Radar Chaff  

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Questions of delivery, transport, and dispersion of cloud seeding aerosol in a convective feeder cloud are addressed by using radar chaff as a surrogate for aerosol and tracking it with circular-polarization radar. In a case study, a line source ...

Roger F. Reinking; Brooks E. Martner

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

The Reduction of Errors Caused by Bright Bands in Quantitative Rainfall Measurements Made Using Radar  

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The presence of melting snow in a radar beam produces a highly enhanced return which can lead to large errors in estimates of areal surface rainfall made with radar. This paper describes an algorithm for use in real time to detect the presence of ...

Catherine J. Smith

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

The DeTect Inc. RAPTOR VAD-BL Radar Wind Profiler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DeTect Inc. RAPTOR VAD-BL (Velocity-Azimuth Display Boundary Layer) radar wind profiler is a pulsed Doppler radar used to make automatic unattended measurements of wind profiles in the lower atmosphere. All data products are produced on site, ...

Elas Lau; Scott McLaughlin; Frank Pratte; Bob Weber; David Merritt; Maikel Wise; Gary Zimmerman; Matthew James; Megan Sloan

437

Doppler Radar Observations of the Development of a Boundary-Layer Nocturnal Jet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A single Doppler radar obtained detailed clear-air measurements of the development of a strong boundary-layer nocturnal jet in North Dakota during the summer of 1989. The evolution of the jet was monitored by the radar with a high degree of ...

A. Shelby Frisch; Brad W. Orr; Brooks E. Martner

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

RealTime Wind Synthesis from Doppler Radar Observations during the Mesoscale Alpine Programme  

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A realtime and automated multipleDoppler analysis method for groundbased radar data, with an emphasis on observations conducted over complex terrain, is presented. It is the result of a joint effort of the radar groups of Centre National de ...

M. Chong; J-F. Georgis; O. Bousquet; S. R. Brodzik; C. Burghart; S. Cosma; U. Germann; V. Gouget; R. A. Houze Jr.; C. N. James; S. Prieur; R. Rotunno; F. Roux; J. Vivekanandan; Z-X. Zeng

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Measuring Crystal Size in Cirrus Using 35- and 94-GHz Radars  

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Results are presented from a case study in which coincident 35- and 94-GHz radars located at Chilbolton, England, were used to measure crystal size in cirrus clouds. In the presence of larger crystals the 94-GHz radar scatters sufficiently beyond ...

Robin J. Hogan; Anthony J. Illingworth; Henri Sauvageot

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Sea Ice Identification and Derivation of Its Velocity Field by X-Band Doppler Radar  

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In this study a 3D scanning X-band Doppler radar (XDR) was deployed near the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, Hokkaido, Japan, in November 2005 to simultaneously observe sea ice and snow clouds. Doppler radars are commonly used to detect wind fields ...

Yasushi Fujiyoshi; Koji Osumi; Masayuki Ohi; Yoshinori Yamada

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A 94-GHz Cloud Radar System on a NASA High-Altitude ER-2 Aircraft  

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The 94-GHz (W band) Cloud Radar System (CRS) has been developed and flown on a NASA ER-2 high-altitude (20 km) aircraft. The CRS is a fully coherent, polarimetric Doppler radar that is capable of detecting clouds and precipitation from the ...

Lihua Li; Gerald M. Heymsfield; Paul E. Racette; Lin Tian; Ed Zenker

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Test of a Staggered PRT Scheme for the French Radar Network  

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This paper describes the test of a staggered PRT scheme for the French radar network. The design of the staggered scheme has been done in the following context: 1) the scheme is meant to be implemented on existing C-band and S-band radars of the ...

P. Tabary; L. Perier; J. Gagneux; J. Parent-du-Chatelet

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

The Coupling of Gravity Waves and Turbulence at White Sands, New Mexico, from VHF Radar Observations  

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Doppler spectra taken with the VHF Doppler radar at White Sands Missile Range are used to describe the winds and turbulence for 10 days in March?April 1991. The large power aperture product of this radar provides excellent data coverage in 150-m ...

G. D. Nastrom; F. D. Eaton

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Mobile, Phased-Array, Doppler Radar Observations of Tornadoes at X Band  

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A mobile, phased-array Doppler radar, the Mobile Weather Radar, 2005 X-band, Phased Array (MWR-05XP), has been used since 2007 to obtain data in supercells and tornadoes. Rapidly-updating, volumetric data of tornadic vortex signatures (TVSs) ...

Michael M. French; Howard B. Bluestein; Ivan PopStefanija; Chad A. Baldi; Robert T. Bluth

445

A Mobile Rapid-Scanning X-band Polarimetric (RaXPol) Doppler Radar System  

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A novel, rapid-scanning, X-band (3-cm wavelength), polarimetric (RaXPol), mobile radar was developed for severe-weather research. The radar employs a 2.4-m-diameter dual-polarized parabolic dish antenna on a high-speed pedestal capable of rotating ...

Andrew L. Pazmany; James B. Mead; Howard B. Bluestein; Jeffrey C. Snyder; Jana B. Houser

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The DeTect Inc. RAPTOR VAD-BL Radar Wind Profiler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DeTect Inc. RAPTOR velocityazimuth display boundary layer (VAD-BL) radar wind profiler is a pulsed Doppler radar used to make automatic unattended measurements of wind profiles in the lower atmosphere. All data products are produced on site, ...

Elas Lau; Scott McLaughlin; Frank Pratte; Bob Weber; David Merritt; Maikel Wise; Gary Zimmerman; Matthew James; Megan Sloan

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Properties of the Threshold Method on a Radar Rain Cluster Basis  

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The average rain rate R is estimated with radar data at the radar beam height by measuring the fractional area F(?) of pixels above a preset rain-rate threshold ?. This work applies the threshold method to smaller areas. The threshold method ...

L. Li; S. Snsi

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Radar Observations of Updrafts, Downdrafts, and Turbulence in Fair-Weather Cumuli  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations from a 94-GHz radar are used to define the vertical structure of marine fair-weather cumuli. Doppler spectra obtained from the radar provide mean vertical velocities as well as detailed spectral shapes that can be used to infer small-...

P. Kollias; B. A. Albrecht; R. Lhermitte; A. Savtchenko

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Quality Control and Calibration of the Dual-Polarization Radar at Kwajalein, RMI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dual-polarization weather radar on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (KPOL) is one of the only full-time (24/7) operational S-band dual-polarimetric (DP) radars in the tropics. Through the use of KPOL DP and ...

David A. Marks; David B. Wolff; Lawrence D. Carey; Ali Tokay

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Evaluation of a UHF Radar Surface Current Mapping System in an Intertidal Salt Marsh  

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A UHF RiverSonde radar system was deployed in an intertidal salt marsh during November and December 2005 near Georgetown, South Carolina. The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate radar performance in a coastal plain salt marsh, where the ...

Richard Styles; Calvin C. Teague

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Radar Nowcasting of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning over Houston, Texas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ten years (19972006) of summer (JuneAugust) daytime (14000000 UTC) Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler data for Houston, Texas, were examined to determine the best radar-derived predictors of the first cloud-to-ground lightning flash from a ...

Richard M. Mosier; Courtney Schumacher; Richard E. Orville; Lawrence D. Carey

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Absolute Calibration of Jason-1 and Envisat Altimeter Ku-Band Radar Cross Sections from Cross Comparison with TRMM Precipitation Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One year of collocated, rain-free nadir Ku-band backscatter cross-section measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Mapping Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) and both Jason-1 and Envisat RA-2 altimeter measurements have been compiled to ...

N. Tran; O-Z. Zanife; B. Chapron; D. Vandemark; P. Vincent

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Comparison of Airborne In Situ, Airborne RadarLidar, and Spaceborne RadarLidar Retrievals of Polar Ice Cloud Properties Sampled during the POLARCAT Campaign  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study illustrates the high potential of RALI, the French airborne radarlidar instrument, for studying cloud processes and evaluating satellite products when satellite overpasses are available. For an Arctic nimbostratus ice cloud collected ...

Julien Delano; Alain Protat; Olivier Jourdan; Jacques Pelon; Mathieu Papazzoni; Rgis Dupuy; Jean-Francois Gayet; Caroline Jouan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Rainfall Measurement Error by WSR-88D Radars due to Variations in ZR Law Parameters and the Radar Constant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An investigation is made of the extent to which variations in ZR (reflectivity factorrainfall rate) relations can explain the systematically large offsets of radar-measured rainfall from rain gauge measurements as observed with some National ...

C. W. Ulbrich; L. G. Lee

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

A Radar Study of Convective Cells in Mesoscale Systems in GATE. Part II: Life Cycles of Convective Cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is Part II of a two-part paper describing the vertical profile of radar reflectivity in GATE convective cells. Time-height radar life histories for 42 cells over three GATE days are examined, using data from the Quadra radar with 5-minute ...

Edward J. Szoke; Edward J. Zipser

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Measurements and Simulations of Nadir-Viewing Radar Returns from the Melting Layer at X and W Bands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulated radar signatures within the melting layer in stratiform rainnamely, the radar bright bandare checked by means of comparisons with simultaneous measurements of the bright band made by the ER-2 Doppler radar (EDOP; X band) and Cloud ...

Liang Liao; Robert Meneghini; Lin Tian; Gerald M. Heymsfield

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Retrieval of High-Resolution Wind Fields over the Southern Korean Peninsula Using the Doppler Weather Radar Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The performance of a radar network for retrieving high-resolution wind fields over South Korea is examined. The network consists of a total of 18 operational radars. All of the radars possess the Doppler capability and carry out plan position ...

S-G. Park; Dong-Kyou Lee

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

A Velocity Dealiasing Scheme for Synthetic C-Band Data from Chinas New Generation Weather Radar System (CINRAD)  

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A velocity dealiasing algorithm is developed for C-band (5-cm wavelength) Doppler radars. With the shorter wavelength, C-band radars operating in a single PRF mode have a Nyquist interval about one-half that of S-band radars. As a proxy for C-band ...

Guangxin He; Gang Li; Xiaolei Zou; Peter Sawin Ray

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Three-Dimensional Air Motions over the Baiu Front Observed by a VHF-Band Doppler Radar: A Case Study  

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Upper-tmpospheric three dimensional air motions have been observed for the first time during the Baiu period in 1984 by using a 46.5 MHz Doppler radar in Japan. This radar, called the MU radar, operates with an antenna aperture of 8330 m2 and ...

Shoichiro Fukao; Manabu D. Yamanaka; Toru Sato; Toshitaka Tsuda; Susumu Kato

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

A Real-Time, Three-Dimensional, Rapidly Updating, Heterogeneous Radar Merger Technique for Reflectivity, Velocity, and Derived Products  

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With the advent of real-time streaming data from various radar networks, including most Weather Surveillance Radars-1988 Doppler and several Terminal Doppler Weather Radars, it is now possible to combine data in real time to form 3D multiple-...

Valliappa Lakshmanan; Travis Smith; Kurt Hondl; Gregory J. Stumpf; Arthur Witt

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polarimetric and Dual-Doppler Radar Observations of the Lipscomb County, Texas, Supercell Thunderstorm on 23 May 2002  

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Polarimetric and dual-Doppler observations of a supercell observed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) S-band Polarimetric (SPOL) radar, two Doppler-On-Wheels (DOW) radars, and the Greek XPOL radar on 23 May 2002 during the ...

Jeffrey Frame; Paul Markowski; Yvette Richardson; Jerry Straka; Joshua Wurman

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Final Scientific/Technical Report Grant title: Use of ARM Measurements of Spectral Zenith Radiance for Better Understanding of 3D Cloud-Radiation Processes and Aerosol-Cloud Interaction This is a collaborative project with the NASA GSFC project of Dr. A. Marshak and W. Wiscombe (PIs). This report covers BU activities from February 2011 to June 2011 and BU "?no-cost extension" activities from June 2011 to June 2012. This report summarizes results that complement a final technical report submitted by the PIs in 2011.  

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Main results are summarized for work in these areas: spectrally-invariant approximation within atmospheric radiative transfer; spectral invariance of single scattering albedo for water droplets and ice crystals at weakly absorbing wavelengths; seasonal changes in leaf area of Amazon forests from leaf flushing and abscission; and Cloud droplet size and liquid water path retrievals from zenith radiance measurements.

Knyazikhin, Y

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

463

I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar  

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I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar I. I. Rabi, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Radar Resources with Additional Information I.I. Rabi Courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory 'Isidor Isaac Rabi [was] a pioneer in exploring the atom and a major force in 20th-century physics.'1 He won the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei". 'His work in turn made possible the precise measurements necessary for the development of the atomic clock, the laser and the diagnostic scanning of the human body by nuclear magnetic resonance. '1 In 1929, Dr. Rabi started working at Columbia University, where he conducted molecular beam research. However, 'Rabi did not relish the task of coaxing from a departmental chairman or dean even the relatively modest funds needed for molecular beam equipment.'2 When Harold Urey, a professor at Columbia, won the 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of deuterium, he also received 'an award from the Carnegie Foundation of about $8,000 to assist his research. Urey had no immediate need of this munificence'2 and gave part of it to Dr. Rabi 'so he could continue his research. By 1937 that research had led him to the technique for which he won his Nobel Prize. '1

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Lightning and radar observations of hurricane Rita landfall  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) owns and operates an array of Very-Low Frequency (VLF) sensors that measure the Radio-Frequency (RF) waveforms emitted by Cloud-to-Ground (CG) and InCloud (IC) lightning. This array, the Los Alamos Sferic Array (LASA), has approximately 15 sensors concentrated in the Great Plains and Florida, which detect electric field changes in a bandwidth from 200 Hz to 500 kHz (Smith et al., 2002). Recently, LANL has begun development of a new dual-band RF sensor array that includes the Very-High Frequency (VHF) band as well as the VLF. Whereas VLF lightning emissions can be used to deduce physical parameters such as lightning type and peak current, VHF emissions can be used to perform precise 3d mapping of individual radiation sources, which can number in the thousands for a typical CG flash. These new dual-band sensors will be used to monitor lightning activity in hurricanes in an effort to better predict intensification cycles. Although the new LANL dual-band array is not yet operational, we have begun initial work utilizing both VLF and VHF lightning data to monitor hurricane evolution. In this paper, we present the temporal evolution of Rita's landfall using VLF and VHF lightning data, and also WSR-88D radar. At landfall, Rita's northern eyewall experienced strong updrafts and significant lightning activity that appear to mark a transition between oceanic hurricane dynamics and continental thunderstorm dynamics. In section 2, we give a brief overview of Hurricane Rita, including its development as a hurricane and its lightning history. In the following section, we present WSR-88D data of Rita's landfall, including reflectivity images and temporal variation. In section 4, we present both VHF and VLF lightning data, overplotted on radar reflectivity images. Finally, we discuss our observations, including a comparison to previous studies and a brief conclusion.

Henderson, Bradley G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Suszcynsky, David M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamlin, Timothy E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jeffery, C A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Kyle C [TEXAS TECH U.; Orville, R E [TEXAS A& M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Lightning and radar observations of hurricane Rita landfall  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) owns and operates an array of Very-Low Frequency (VLF) sensors that measure the Radio-Frequency (RF) waveforms emitted by Cloud-to-Ground (CG) and InCloud (IC) lightning. This array, the Los Alamos Sferic Array (LASA), has approximately 15 sensors concentrated in the Great Plains and Florida, which detect electric field changes in a bandwidth from 200 Hz to 500 kHz (Smith et al., 2002). Recently, LANL has begun development of a new dual-band RF sensor array that includes the Very-High Frequency (VHF) band as well as the VLF. Whereas VLF lightning emissions can be used to deduce physical parameters such as lightning type and peak current, VHF emissions can be used to perform precise 3d mapping of individual radiation sources, which can number in the thousands for a typical CG flash. These new dual-band sensors will be used to monitor lightning activity in hurricanes in an effort to better predict intensification cycles. Although the new LANL dual-band array is not yet operational, we have begun initial work utilizing both VLF and VHF lightning data to monitor hurricane evolution. In this paper, we present the temporal evolution of Rita's landfall using VLF and VHF lightning data, and also WSR-88D radar. At landfall, Rita's northern eyewall experienced strong updrafts and significant lightning activity that appear to mark a transition between oceanic hurricane dynamics and continental thunderstorm dynamics. In section 2, we give a brief overview of Hurricane Rita, including its development as a hurricane and its lightning history. In the following section, we present WSR-88D data of Rita's landfall, including reflectivity images and temporal variation. In section 4, we present both VHF and VLF lightning data, overplotted on radar reflectivity images. Finally, we discuss our observations, including a comparison to previous studies and a brief conclusion.

Henderson, Bradley G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Suszcynsky, David M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamlin, Timothy E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jeffery, C A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wiens, Kyle C [TEXAS TECH U.; Orville, R E [TEXAS A& M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Phase coded, micro-power impulse radar motion sensor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A motion sensing, micro-power impulse radar MIR impresses on the transmitted signal, or the received pulse timing signal, one or more frequencies lower than the pulse repetition frequency, that become intermediate frequencies in a ``IF homodyne`` receiver. Thus, many advantages of classical RF receivers can be thereby be realized with ultra-wide band radar. The sensor includes a transmitter which transmits a sequence of electromagnetic pulses in response to a transmit timing signal at a nominal pulse repetition frequency. A receiver samples echoes of the sequence of electromagnetic pulses from objects within the field with controlled timing, in response to a receive timing signal, and generates a sample signal in response to the samples. A timing circuit supplies the transmit timing signal to the transmitter and supplies the receive timing signal to the receiver. The relative timing of the transmit timing signal and the receive timing signal is modulated between a first relative delay and a second relative delay at an intermediate frequency, causing the receiver to sample the echoes such that the time between transmissions of pulses in the sequence and samples by the receiver is modulated at the intermediate frequency. Modulation may be executed by modulating the pulse repetition frequency which drives the transmitter, by modulating the delay circuitry which controls the relative timing of the sample strobe, or by modulating amplitude of the transmitted pulses. The electromagnetic pulses will have a nominal center frequency related to pulse width, and the first relative delay and the second relative delay between which the timing signals are modulated, differ by less than the nominal pulse width, and preferably by about one-quarter wavelength at the nominal center frequency of the transmitted pulses. 5 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

467

JANUARY 2010 HOLLEMAN ET AL. 159 Operational Monitoring of Weather Radar Receiving Chain Using the Sun IWAN HOLLEMAN  

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A method for operational monitoring of a weather radar receiving chain, including the antenna gain and the receiver, is presented. The online method is entirely based on the analysis of sun signals in the polar volume data produced during operational scanning of weather radars. The method is an extension of that for determining the weather radar antenna pointing at low elevations using sun signals, and it is suited for routine application. The solar flux from the online method agrees very well with that obtained from offline sun tracking experiments at two weather radar sites. Furthermore, the retrieved sun flux is compared with data from the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) in Canada. Small biases in the sun flux data from the Dutch and Finnish radars (between 20.93 and 10.47 dB) are found. The low standard deviations of these sun flux data against those from DRAO (0.140.20 dB) demonstrate the stability of the weather radar receiving chains and of the sun-based online monitoring. Results from a daily analysis of the sun signals in online radar data can be used for monitoring the alignment of the radar antenna and the stability of the radar receiver system. By comparison with the observations from a sun flux monitoring station, even the calibration of the receiving chain can be checked. The method presented in this paper has great potential for routine monitoring of weather radars in national and international networks. 1.

Hans Beekhuis

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully |  

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B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully | B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Press Releases > B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests ... Press Release B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully

469

What Should Be Considered When Simulating Doppler Velocities Measured by Ground-Based Weather Radars?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A sophisticated and flexible simulator of Doppler velocities measured by ground-based weather radars is appended to a high-resolution nonhydrostatic atmospheric model. Sensitivity experiments are conducted by using different configurations for ...

Olivier Caumont; Vronique Ducrocq

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Evaluation of Precipitation from Numerical Weather Prediction Models and Satellites Using Values Retrieved from Radars  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Precipitation is evaluated from two weather prediction models and satellites, taking radar-retrieved values as a reference. The domain is over the central and eastern United States, with hourly accumulated precipitation over 21 days for the ...

Slavko Vasi?; Charles A. Lin; Isztar Zawadzki; Olivier Bousquet; Diane Chaumont

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Thin-Line Detection in Meteorological Radar images Using Wavelet Transforms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The enhancement of thin-line features in meteorological radar reflectivity images is addressed using a wavelet-based analysis. Thin-line features in reflectivity correspond to surface wind convergence lines that can potentially lead to the ...

Carl Hagelberg; Jason Helland

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A Wavelet Transform Technique for Removing Airplane Echoes from ST Radar Signals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new technique based on the wavelet transforms for removing airplane and other transitory echoes in stratotropospheric (ST) radar measurements. This technique provides a timefrequency display of the time series, which is ...

J-C. Boisse; V. Klaus; J-P. Aubagnac

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Radar Analysis of a Tropical Convective Boundary Layer with Shallow Cumulus Clouds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A situation of fair weather cloudy convection is examined using a dual Doppler radar, environmental measurements and cloud photogrammetry. The convective layer is characterized by the interaction between the northward monsoon wind at low levels ...

Laurence Eymard

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Clutter Filtering and Spectral Moment Estimation for Doppler Weather Radars Using Staggered Pulse Repetition Time (PRT)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a new algorithm for the estimation of spectral parameters from the signal time series, collected using the staggered pulse repetition time (PRT) transmission in a Doppler weather radar, is presented. The algorithm uses the Fourier ...

M. Sachidananda; D. S. Zrni?

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Variability of Raindrop Size Distributions in a Squall Line and Implications for Radar Rainfall Estimation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The intrastorm variability of raindrop size distributions as a source of uncertainty in single-parameter and dual-parameter radar rainfall estimates is studied using time series analyses of disdrometer observations. Two rain-rate (R) estimators ...

Remko Uijlenhoet; Matthias Steiner; James A. Smith

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Multi-PRI Signal Processing for the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. Part I: Clutter Filtering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiple pulse repetition interval (multi-PRI) transmission is part of an adaptive signal transmission and processing algorithm being developed to aggressively combat rangevelocity ambiguity in weather radars. In the past, operational use of ...

John Y. N. Cho; Edward S. Chornoboy

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Investigation of Non-Gaussian Doppler Spectra Observed by Weather Radar in a Tornadic Supercell  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Radar Doppler spectra that deviate from a Gaussian shape were observed from a tornadic supercell on 10 May 2003, exhibiting features such as a dual peak, flat top, and wide skirt in the nontornadic region. Motivated by these observations, a ...

Tian-You Yu; Ricardo Reinoso Rondinel; Robert D. Palmer

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Determination of Winds from Balloon Tracking with a Doppler Weather Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer programs for antenna control and data processing were prepared and interfacing was fabricated to enable the Doppler radar at Norman, Oklahoma, to track a reflectorized balloon, and define winds in the layer through which the balloon ...

Dsan S. Zrni?; Dale Sirmans; Edwin Kessler

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Objective Method for Analysis and Tracking of Convective Cells as Seen by Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A special method has been developed for the study of cells that are embedded in convective rain systems. This method consists of a package of computer programs that use pattern recognition techniques on three-dimensional digital radar data to ...

Daniel Rosenfeld

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Drop Size Ambiguities in the Retrieval of Precipitation Profiles from Dual-Frequency Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The threat of flooding from landfalling tropical cyclones is a function of the local variation in rain rate and rain accumulation. To date, these have been inferred from single-frequency radar reflectivity measurements. However, the Tropical ...

Ziad S. Haddad; Jonathan P. Meagher; Stephen L. Durden; Eric A. Smith; Eastwood Im

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

To What Extent Can Raindrop Size Be Determined by a Multiple-Frequency Radar?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an analytical treatment of the atmospheric remote sensing problem of determining the raindrop size distribution (DSD) with a spaceborne multifrequency microwave nadir-looking radar system is presented. It is typically assumed that ...

Jonathan P. Meagher; Ziad S. Haddad

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Comparison of Advanced Radar Polarimetric Techniques for Operational Attenuation Correction at C Band  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rain path attenuation correction is a challenging task for quantitative use of weather radar measurements at frequencies higher than S band. The proportionality relationship between specific attenuation ?hh (specific differential attenuation ?dp) ...

Gianfranco Vulpiani; Pierre Tabary; Jacques Parent du Chatelet; Frank S. Marzano

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Fixed-Antenna Pointing-Angle Calibration of Airborne Doppler Cloud Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Doppler velocity measurements from airborne meteorological Doppler radars require removal of the aircraft motion contribution in order to provide radial velocity of hydrometeor targets. This is a critical step for hydrometeor motion and wind ...

Samuel Haimov; Alfred Rodi

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

The Role of Spaceborne Millimeter-Wave Radar in the Global Monitoring of Ice Cloud  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to assess the potential of a spaceborne 94-GHz radar for providing useful measurements of the vertical distribution and water content of ice clouds on a global scale.

P. R. A. Brown; A. J. Illingworth; A. J. Heymsfield; G. M. McFarquhar; K. A. Browning; M. Gosset

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Optimal Gabor-Frame-Expansion-Based Intermittent-Clutter-Filtering Method for Radar Wind Profiler  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intermittent clutter signals are frequently observed by radar wind profilers during the seasonal bird migration. A novel statistical filtering algorithm based on a simultaneous timefrequency analysis of the profilers raw data was recently ...

Volker Lehmann

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Simulated Doppler Radar Observations of Inhomogeneous Clouds: Application to the EarthCARE Space Mission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new simulation technique for spaceborne Doppler radar observations that was developed specifically for inhomogeneous targets is presented. Cloud inhomogeneity affects Doppler observations in two ways. First, line-of-sight velocities within the ...

N. A. J. Schutgens

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Terminal Doppler Weather Radar Observation of Atmospheric Flow over Complex Terrain during Tropical Cyclone Passages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) started operation in Hong Kong, China, in 1997 for monitoring wind shear associated with thunderstorms affecting the Hong Kong International Airport. The airport was built on land reclaimed from the sea and ...

C. M. Shun; S. Y. Lau; O. S. M. Lee

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

What Is the Shape of a Raindrop? An Answer from Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a previous study, Gorgucci et al. showed the potential advantage of using together polarimetric radar measurements of reflectivity factor, differential reflectivity, and specific differential propagation phase, in order to gather information ...

Eugenio Gorgucci; Luca Baldini; V. Chandrasekar

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Simulation of the Orographic Influence on Weather Radar Using a GeometricOptics Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computer code for radar site assessment, including ground clutter, beam occultation, and earth curvatureatmospheric refraction factors, has been developed. The code uses topographic information in the form of a raster Digital Elevation Model, ...

M. Gabella; G. Perona

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Relation of Satellite-Based Thunderstorm Intensity to Radar-Estimated Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Quantitative observations of thunderstorms in the midwest United States made with short-interval (5 min) geosynchronous satellite data are examined in relation to concurrent digital radar observations for one case study over a limited area. ...

Andrew J. Negri; Robert F. Adler

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Disdrometer Measurements during an Intense Rainfall Event in Central Illinois: Implications for Differential Reflectivity Radar Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Empirical relationships for estimating rainfall rate, liquid water content and median volume diameter from radar measurements of reflectivity factor and differential reflectivity are derived from a disdrometer record of a highly variable, heavy ...

T. A. Seliga; K. Aydin; H. Direskeneli

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Retrieval of Raindrop Size Distribution from Simulated Dual-Frequency Radar Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of raindrop size distributions (DSDs) have validated the use of three-parameter distribution functions in representing the observed spectra. However, dual-frequency radar measurements are limited to retrieving two independent ...

S. Joseph Munchak; Ali Tokay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

An Evaluation of the Accuracy of Some Radar Wind Profiling Techniques  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in clear air Doppler radar measurement have made practical the monitoring of radial velocities in the troposphere and lower stratosphere and even the vector wind, under some assumptions. Because the objective of wind profiling is to ...

Albert J. Koscielny; Richard J. Doviak; Dusan S. Zrnic

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Diagnosing Short Term Changes in Temperature. Profiles from Single Doppler Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is outlined to diagnose temperature changes aloft from single Doppler radar data and an initial radiosonde observation. One aim is to deduce changes in inversion strength and stability between synoptic soundings, which is particularly ...

R. M. Raibin

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Quantitative Microwave Backscatter Measurements from the Ocean Surface Using Digital Marine Radar Images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The capabilities for quantitative measurements of the ocean backscatter at low grazing angles of a conventional low-budget X-band marine radar associated with a commercial digital capture board are investigated. Details are given of the external ...

C. P. Gommenginger; N. P. Ward; G. J. Fisher; I. S. Robinson; S. R. Boxall

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Intercomparison of Rainfall Estimates from Radar, Satellite, Gauge, and Combinations for a Season of Record Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall products from radar, satellite, rain gauges, and combinations have been evaluated for a season of record rainfall in a heavily instrumented study domain in Oklahoma. Algorithm performance is evaluated in terms of spatial scale, temporal ...

Jonathan J. Gourley; Yang Hong; Zachary L. Flamig; Li Li; Jiahu Wang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Airflow and Precipitation Fields within Deep Alpine Valleys Observed by Airborne Doppler Radar  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although airborne Doppler radar is increasingly relied upon to provide detailed descriptions of mesoscale precipitation systems in remote and complex meteorological settings, the utility of these observations has often been limited by the ...

Olivier Bousquet; Bradley F. Smull

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Rainfall Estimation from Polarimetric S-Band Radar Measurements: Validation of a Neural Network Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A procedure for the estimation of rainfall rate, capitalizing on a radar-based raindrop size distribution (RSD) parameter retrieval and neural network (NN) inversion techniques, is validated using an extensive and quality-controlled archive. The ...

Gianfranco Vulpiani; Scott Giangrande; Frank S. Marzano

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Automated Invariant Alignment to Improve Canonical Variates in Image Fusion of Satellite and Weather Radar Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) maximizes the correlation between two sets of multivariate data. CCA is applied to multivariate satellite data and univariate radar data to produce a subspace descriptive of heavily precipitating clouds. A ...

Jacob S. Vestergaard; Allan A. Nielsen

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Combining Microwave Radiometer and Wind Profiler Radar Measurements for High-Resolution Atmospheric Humidity Profiling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A self-consistent remote sensing physical method to retrieve atmospheric humidity high-resolution profiles by synergetic use of a microwave radiometer profiler (MWRP) and wind profiler radar (WPR) is illustrated. The proposed technique is based ...

Laura Bianco; Domenico Cimini; Frank S. Marzano; Randolph Ware

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z