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The DLR Polarimetric Doppler Radar — a Step toward Operational Use

  • P. Meischner
  • M. Hagen
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Summary

The DLR polarimetric Doppler Radar combines the Doppler capability with the polarization diversity. Doppler signal processing allows the retrieval of the wind field or of a turbulence parameter. Polarimetric measurements can be used to improve rainfall estimates or distinguish between different kinds of precipitation particles. The combination of both can be used for clutter suppression or improved hydrometeor classification.

Keywords

Doppler Velocity Doppler Radar Squall Line Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate Polarimetric Measurement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Meischner
    • 1
  • M. Hagen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik der AtmosphäreDLROberpfaffenhofenGermany

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