Simultaneous observation of precipitating atmosphere by VHF band and C/Ku band radars
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1985 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 622–630, May-June 1985
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1985), Simultaneous observation of precipitating atmosphere by VHF band and C/Ku band radars, Radio Sci., 20(3), 622–630, doi:10.1029/RS020i003p00622., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JAN 1985
- Manuscript Received: 10 SEP 1984
Multifrequency meteorological radar observations provide more detailed information on precipitation than single-frequency observations. However, these observations have been generally limited to the microwave range. This paper describes a simultaneous observation of precipitating atmosphere by using the VHF band radar and the microwave C/Ku band radar. The frequency difference makes it possible to discriminate atmospheric scattering from precipitation scattering. The preliminary result shows that (1) VHF echoes stronger than those expected from the clear atmosphere condition are received from precipitating atmosphere and (2) the intensity of VHF scattering strongly depends on precipitation structures.