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Lower Tropospheric Structure as Seen by a High-Resolution Radar
Research and development rept. Jan-Dec 1969
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A radar sounder for the study of the refractive index structure in the troposphere is described. The specially built, high-sensitivity FMcw radar has maximum range resolution of 1 meter. Design considerations and performance characteristics are given, and recordings obtained with the sounder are presented and discussed. Various meteorological measurements supporting the sounder data also are described. The emphasis of this report is on presentation of a wide cross section of data including various layer structures, dot echoes, precipitation, and wave motions. A large number of simultaneous radar and radiosonde soundings are described.
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