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Weater Radar System Requirements for Accurate Simultaneous Measurement of Zdr and \( \Phi \)dp

  • G. F. Vezzani
  • P. Caldini

Abstract

Modern meteorological radar systems must be capable to provvide all the parameters allowing a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the observed meteorological phenomena. In particular, they must be able to classify them and estimate their main characteristics, as the water contents and/or precipitation rate, the range of velocities inside the weather phenomena, and their location (Sachidanada and Zirnic 1986). Using Doppler polarimetric radar systems, it is possible to realize measurements capable of improving the estimation of the precipitations and to allow their classification (hail, snow, water).

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Rain Rate Side Lobe Rainfall Rate Main Lobe Drop Size Distribution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Vezzani
    • 1
  • P. Caldini
    • 1
  1. 1.S.M.A S.p.A.FlorenceItaly

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