Techniques for the determination of the polarization properties of precipitation


  • G. C. McCormick,

  • A. Hendry


Experimental techniques related to the use of a polarization diversity radar and a short transmission link are discussed. The equipment, operated at 16.5 GHz, located at Ottawa, Ontario, is for the observation of rain and other hydrometeors. Components related to the radar's polarization capability include the antenna and polarizer, a dual-channel receiving system with power and correlation detection, and a 12-gate video processor. There is a discussion of calibrations, errors, and extraneous effects.