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Atmospheric radar : application and science of MST radars in the Earth's mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, and weakly ionized regions /

by Hocking, W. K [author.]; Rottger, J. (Jurgen) [author.]; Palmer, Robert D [author.]; Sato, Toru [author.]; Chilson, Philip B [author.].
Description: xv, 838 pages ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781107147461 (hbk); 1107147468.Subject(s): Atmosphere -- Measurement | Radar meteorology | Atmospheric physics
Contents:
An overview of the atmosphere -- The history of radar in atmospheric investigation -- Refractive index of the atmosphere and ionosphere -- Fundamental concepts of radar remote sensing -- Configuration of atmospheric radars: antennas, beam patterns, electronics and calibration -- Calibration -- Derivation of atmospheric parameters -- Digital processing of doppler radar signals -- Multiple-receiver and multiple-frequency radar techniques -- Extended and miscellaneous applications of atmospheric radars -- Final comments.
Summary: "Richly illustrated, and including both an extensive bibliography and index, this indispensable guide brings together the theory, design, and applications of atmospheric radar. It explains the basic thermodynamics and dynamics of the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere, and discusses the physical and engineering principles behind one of the key tools used to study these regions - MST radars. Key topics covered include antennas, signal propagation, and signal processing techniques. A wide range of practical applications are discussed, including the use of atmospheric radar to study wind profiles, tropospheric temperature, and gravity waves. A detailed overview of radar designs provides a wealth of knowledge and tools, providing readers with a strong basis for building their own instruments. This is an essential resource for graduate students and researchers working in the areas of radar engineering, remote sensing, meteorology, and atmospheric physics, as well as for practitioners in the radar industry"-- Provided by publisher.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QC973.5 .H63 2016 (Browse shelf) Available
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

An overview of the atmosphere -- The history of radar in atmospheric investigation -- Refractive index of the atmosphere and ionosphere -- Fundamental concepts of radar remote sensing -- Configuration of atmospheric radars: antennas, beam patterns, electronics and calibration -- Calibration -- Derivation of atmospheric parameters -- Digital processing of doppler radar signals -- Multiple-receiver and multiple-frequency radar techniques -- Extended and miscellaneous applications of atmospheric radars -- Final comments.

"Richly illustrated, and including both an extensive bibliography and index, this indispensable guide brings together the theory, design, and applications of atmospheric radar. It explains the basic thermodynamics and dynamics of the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere, and discusses the physical and engineering principles behind one of the key tools used to study these regions - MST radars. Key topics covered include antennas, signal propagation, and signal processing techniques. A wide range of practical applications are discussed, including the use of atmospheric radar to study wind profiles, tropospheric temperature, and gravity waves. A detailed overview of radar designs provides a wealth of knowledge and tools, providing readers with a strong basis for building their own instruments. This is an essential resource for graduate students and researchers working in the areas of radar engineering, remote sensing, meteorology, and atmospheric physics, as well as for practitioners in the radar industry"-- Provided by publisher.

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