Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 65, Issue 6, pp 285–296 | Cite as

Remote sensing of the atmosphere by VHF radar experiments

  • J. Röttger
  • J. Klostermeyer
  • P. Czechowsky
  • R. Rüster
  • G. Schmidt
Article

Abstract

Problems in atmospheric dynamics, in particular in micro- and mesoscale processes, which can be solved by radar investigations, are summarized. The method of atmospheric radar experiments is described. Some relevant results obtained with the new SOUSY-VHF-Radar are presented, including observations of a warm-front passage, of layered structures, and of vertical and horizontal velocities in the troposphere. A power profile of radar echoes from heights up to the stratosphere proves that the SOUSY-VHF-Radar in its final operating state will be able to investigate structures and dynamics in the mesosphere too.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Röttger
    • 1
  • J. Klostermeyer
    • 1
  • P. Czechowsky
    • 1
  • R. Rüster
    • 1
  • G. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AeronomieKatlenburg-Lindau

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