Application and Science of MST Radars in the Earth's Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Troposphere, and Weakly Ionized Regions
- Wayne K. Hocking, University of Western Ontario
- Jürgen Röttger, Max Planck Institut für Aeronomie, Germany
- Robert D. Palmer, University of Oklahoma
- Toru Sato, Kyoto University, Japan
- Phillip B. Chilson, University of Oklahoma
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.Read more
- Brings together the theory, design and applications of atmospheric radar systems into one accessible volume
- Provides a detailed overview of radar designs, thus serving as an important handbook for researchers and practitioners new to the field
- Richly illustrated, enabling easy understanding of key concepts
03rd Jul 2019 by Kishoreg1980
A great book on atmospheric radar. It is useful for both Science and Engineering students.
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- Date Published: October 2016
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316728697
- contains: 193 b/w illus. 132 colour illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. An overview of the atmosphere
2. The history of radar in atmospheric investigations
3. Refractive index of the atmosphere and ionosphere
4. Fundamental concepts of radar remote sensing
5. Configurations of atmospheric radars - antennas, beam patterns, electronics and calibration
6. Examples of specific atmospheric radar systems
7. Derivation of atmospheric parameters
8. Digital processing of doppler radar signals
9. Multiple-receiver and multiple-frequency radar techniques
10. Extended and miscellaneous applications of atmospheric radars
11. Gravity waves and turbulence
12. Meteorological phenomena in the lower atmosphere
13. Concluding remarks.
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