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Title: Effects of anomalous propagation conditions on weather radar observations
Author: Bech, Joan
Magaldi, Adolfo
Codina, Bernat
Lorente, Jeroni
Keywords: Radar
Observacions meteorològiques
Meteorological observations
Issue Date: 5-Apr-2012
Publisher: InTech
Abstract: In this chapter our objective is to provide an overview of the effects of anomalous propagation conditions on weather radar observations, based mostly on studies performed by the authors during the last decade, summarizing results from recent publications, presentations, or unpublished material. We believe this chapter may be useful as an introductory text for graduate students, or researchers and practitioners dealing with this topic. Throughout the text a spherical symmetric atmosphere is assumed and the focus is on the occurrence of ground and sea clutter and subsequent problems for weather radar applications. Other related topics such as long-path, over-the-horizon propagation and detection of radar targets (either clutter or weather systems) at long ranges is not considered here; however readers should be aware of the potential problems these phenomena may have as range aliasing may cause these echoes appear nearer than they are ¿ for more details see the discussion about second trip echoes by Zrnic, this volume.
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It is part of: Capítol del llibre: Joan Bech i Jorge Luis Chau (ed.). 2012. Doppler Radar Observations-Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications- InTech Open. ISBN: 978-953-51-4995-8. DOI: 10.5772/2036. p. 307-332.
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ISBN: 978-953-51-0496-4
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