Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 85, Issue 43, page 437, 26 October 2004
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2004), Weather Radar, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(43), 437–437, doi:10.1029/2004EO430009.(
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Weather radar is an indispensable component for remote sensing of the atmosphere, and the data and products derived from weather radar are routinely used in climate and weather-related studies to examine trends, structure, and evolution. The need for weather remote sensing is driven by the necessity to understand and explain a specific atmospheric science phenomenon.The importance of remote sensing is especially evident in high-profile observational programs, such as the WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar) network, TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission),and ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement). A suite of ground-based and airborne radar instruments is maintained and deployed for observing wind, clouds, and precipitation.