Description and demonstration of the new Middle and Upper atmosphere Radar imaging system: 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D imaging of troposphere and stratosphere
Article first published online: 25 APR 2008
Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 43, Issue 2, April 2008
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2008), Description and demonstration of the new Middle and Upper atmosphere Radar imaging system: 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D imaging of troposphere and stratosphere, Radio Sci., 43, RS2013, doi:10.1029/2006RS003603., , , and (
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 6 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Received: 8 DEC 2006
- radar imaging;
- atmospheric turbulence;
- Capon method
 The Middle and Upper atmosphere Radar (MUR) was upgraded in March 2004 for radar imaging capability with 5 frequencies across a 1 MHz bandwidth and 25 digital receivers. Although digitization introduces problems of its own, the uniformity of digitization is a great benefit over the analogue system in place before. This increased reliability will help make the new system an important component of long-term atmospheric science programs. We demonstrate 3-D imaging with Capon's method, which can provide information about structure morphology. In addition, we demonstrate an experimental 0.5 μs pulse mode and compare this to Capon method imaging results.