63 Estimation of Precipitation Using Ground-Based, Active Microwave Sensors
Part 5. Remote Sensing
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
How to Cite
Steiner, M. 2006. Estimation of Precipitation Using Ground-Based, Active Microwave Sensors. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 5:63.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
Ground-based radar measurements have provided a wealth of information about precipitation systems, how they evolve and organize themselves. Advances in Doppler and polarimetric radar technology, in particular, have yielded unprecedented insight into the dynamics and microphysics of precipitation formation. This paper summarizes the basic components and principals of radar measurements, and discusses how radar can be used to identify different types of precipitation particles as well as recognize nonmeteorological radar echoes, and obtain quantitative precipitation estimates.
- storm structure;
- wind analysis;
- precipitation measurement