FM-CW radar sensing of the lower atmosphere
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1980 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 337–353, March-April 1980
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1980), FM-CW radar sensing of the lower atmosphere, Radio Sci., 15(2), 337–353, doi:10.1029/RS015i002p00337., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
FM-CW radars have revealed many unique marine boundary layer echoes in great detail and permit new interpretations when they are operated simultaneously with other remote sensors. Three different subject areas and associated observations are presented. First, an FM-CW radar can provide information on tropospheric radio propagation conditions through a refractive index profile updating procedure. Mesoscale variations in radio propagation conditions can be obtained when separated FM-CW radars are operated simultaneously. Second, highly distinct radar echoes, created by wing tip vortices, have been observed at a commercial jet airport. Third, simultaneous observations with two FM-CW radars can reveal important submesoscale features.