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Radio Science

Relationship between scattered power and correlation time in VHF radar signals

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  • O. Røyrvik


Abstract

Equations describing the wave number spectra of wind shear-generated turbulent velocities and refractive index irregularities are discussed, and relations between radar echo power and signal correlation time are derived. If the radar backscatter wave-length is within the inertial subrange of the spectrum, a positive correlation between the scattered power and the signal correlation time is expected. For radar Bragg wavelengths within the dissipative subrange of turbulence, the correlation between scattered power and signal correlation time will be negative as usually expected in turbulence.

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