Bistatic-Radar Detection of High-Altitude Clear-Air Atmospheric Targets
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 7, Issue 11, pages 993–1003, November 1972
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1972), Bistatic-Radar Detection of High-Altitude Clear-Air Atmospheric Targets, Radio Sci., 7(11), 993–1003, doi:10.1029/RS007i011p00993., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 16 AUG 1971
The Valley Forge-Wallops Island bistatic radar has routinely identified high-altitude clear-air atmospheric targets. Bistatically detected target signatures are interpreted in terms of layer and diffuse distributions of scatterers. Simplified numerical models appear to explain well the layer signature characteristics. Locations of bistatically detected targets are compared with locations of meteorological features and monostatically detected atmospheric targets. Comparison shows the advantage gained when bistatic radars complement monostatic observations of clear-air atmospheric targets.