Weather Radar

Principles and Advanced Applications

  • Peter Meischner

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Frank Gekat, Peter Meischner, Katja Friedrich, Martin Hagen, Jarmo Koistinen, Daniel B. Michelson et al.
    Pages 1-51
  3. Jarmo Koistinen, Daniel B. Michelson, Harri Hohti, Markus Peura
    Pages 78-114
  4. Christopher Collier, Paul Hardaker
    Pages 115-129
  5. Peter Meischner, Nikolai Dotzek, Martin Hagen, Hartmut Höller
    Pages 167-198
  6. Jacques Testud
    Pages 199-234
  7. Herman Russchenberg, Reinout Boers
    Pages 235-254
  8. Bruce Macpherson, Magnus Lindskog, Véronique Ducrocq, Mathieu Nuret, Gregor Gregorič, Andrea Rossa et al.
    Pages 255-279
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-337

About this book


Weather radar systems provide data necessary for the understanding of weather systems, improved forecasts (especially critical for severe weather), hydrological applications, flood warnings and also for climate research in which ground verification is needed for global precipitation measurements by satellites. This book offers an accessible overview of advanced methods, applications and modern research from the European perspective. An extensive introductory chapter summarizes the principles of weather radars and discusses the potential of modern radar systems, including Doppler and polarisation techniques, data processing, and error-correction methods. Addressing both specialist researchers and nonspecialists from related areas, this book will also be useful for graduate students wishing to specialize in this field.


Cloud Meteorology Precipitation Weather hydrometeorology measurement precipitation measurements radar satellite sensor weather radar

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meischner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre OberpfaffenhofenDLRWesslingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05561-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05202-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-1677
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0678
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