19 August 1998 Microwave radar remote sensing of atmospheric boundary layer
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Abstract
In this paper the recent decades, radar remote has played a more and more important role in atmospheric research. In this paper we discuss the 915MHz microwave Doppler radar, which obtain the mean wind profiles in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The radar receives backscatter from clear- air's refractive-index fluctuations. It can provide vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction and vertical wind velocity. It can also provide virtual temperature profiles with a Radio Acoustic Sounding System. In this paper, we discussed the radar parameters and some atmospheric factors that can affect the result of the radar. We also discussed the result of radar under different meteorology condition. The refractive index structure function parameter, Cn2, can also be taken from Doppler velocity spectra measured by the radar.
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Ningquan Weng, Xiaoqin Liu, "Microwave radar remote sensing of atmospheric boundary layer", Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319467; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319467
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Radar

Signal to noise ratio

Doppler effect

Microwave radiation

Antennas

Turbulence

Atmospheric optics

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