CROSS SECTIONS AND POLARIZATION RATIOS OF DIPOLE CLOUDS
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB
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Measurements indicated that clouds of falling dipoles are either predominantly vertical or predominantly horizontal. A program for computing responses from horizontal and vertical dipoles by means of an IBM 650 digital computer has been written and some results are presented. The program has provided the cross section of a vertical dipole to vertically polarized radars the average cross section of a horizontal dipole to vertically polarized radars and the average cross section of a horizontal dipole to horizontally polarized radars. The indicated argument in these symbols is the angle between the dipole and vertical. The cross-section average is made under the assumption that the azimuth distribution for horizontal dipoles is uniform. A program was written for computing the ratio of the vertical radar response to the horizontal radar response from a ipole cloud in which a fraction of the dipoles are vertical, the remainder being horizontal.
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