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Doppler Radar Observations

Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications

Edited by Joan Bech

University of Barcelona, Spain


Doppler radar systems have been instrumental to improve our understanding and monitoring capabilities of phenomena taking place in the low, middle, and upper atmosphere. Weather radars, wind profilers, and incoherent and coherent scatter radars implementing Doppler techniques are now used routinely both in research and operational applications by scientists and practitioners. This book brings together a collection of eighteen essays by international leading authors devoted to different applications of ground based Doppler radars. Topics covered include, among others, severe weather surveillance, precipitation estimation and nowcasting, wind and turbulence retrievals, ionospheric radar and volcanological applications of Doppler radar. The book is ideally suited for graduate students looking for an introduction to the field or professionals intending to refresh or update their knowledge on Doppler radar applications.

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Doppler Radar ObservationsWeather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced ApplicationsEdited by Joan Bech

Published: April 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2036

ISBN: 978-953-51-0496-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4995-8

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

60073 Total Chapter Downloads

64 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

108 Dimensions Citations


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1. Doppler Radar for USA Weather Surveillance

By Dusan S. Zrnic


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2. Automated Processing of Doppler Radar Data for Severe Weather Warnings

By Paul Joe, Sandy Dance, Valliappa Lakshmanan, Dirk Heizenreder, Paul James, Peter Lang, Thomas Hengstebeck, Yerong Feng, P.W. Li, Hon-Yin Yeung, Osamu Suzuki, Keiji Doi and Jianhua Dai


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3. Aviation Applications of Doppler Radars in the Alerting of Windshear And Turbulence

By P.W. Chan and Pengfei Zhang


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4. Nowcasting

By Clive Pierce, Alan Seed, Sue Ballard, David Simonin and Zhihong Li


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5. Use of Radar Precipitation Estimates in Urban Areas: A Case Study of Mexico City

By Ernesto Caetano, Baldemar Méndez-Antonio and Víctor Magaña


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6. Measuring Snow with Weather Radar

By Elena Saltikoff


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7. A Network of Portable, Low-Cost, X-Band Radars

By Marco Gabella, Riccardo Notarpietro, Silvano Bertoldo, Andrea Prato, Claudio Lucianaz, Oscar Rorato, Marco Allegretti and Giovanni Perona


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8. Retrieving High Resolution 3-D Wind Vector Fields from Operational Radar Networks

By Olivier Bousquet


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9. Multiple Doppler Radar Analysis for Retrieving the Three-Dimensional Wind Field Within Thunderstorms

By Shingo Shimizu


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10. New Observations by Wind Profiling Radars

By Masayuki K. Yamamoto


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11. Synergy Between Doppler Radar and Lidar for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Research

By Chris G. Collier


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12. Quality Control Algorithms Applied on Weather Radar Reflectivity Data

By Jan Szturc, Katarzyna Ośródka and Anna Jurczyk


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13. Effects of Anomalous Propagation Conditions on Weather Radar Observations

By Joan Bech, Adolfo Magaldi, Bernat Codina and Jeroni Lorente


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14. Doppler Weather Radars and Wind Turbines

By Lars Norin and Günther Haase


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15. Aperture Synthesis Radar Imaging for Upper Atmospheric Research

By D.L. Hysell and J.L. Chau


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16. Incoherent Scatter Radar - Spectral Signal Model and Ionospheric Applications

By Erhan Kudeki and Marco Milla


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17. Volcanological Applications of Doppler Radars: A Review and Examples from a Transportable Pulse Radar in L-Band

By Franck Donnadieu


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18. Doppler Radar Tracking Using Moments

By Mohammad Hossein Gholizadeh and Hamidreza Amindavar


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