Accession Number : AD0752034

Title :   Remote Sensing of the Lower Atmosphere by Means of FM CW Radar.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Jan 70-Apr 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Richter,J. H. ; Jensen,D. R.

Report Date : 26 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The report provides a wide cross section of observations including atmospheric turbulence, wave motions, rain, and simultaneous radar and radiosonde soundings. The radar reveals with unprecedented detail the microstructural dynamical processes knowledge of which is necessary for the interpretation of radio propagation phenomena. Simultaneous radar and radiosonde soundings show excellent correlation between radar-detected scattering layers and directly measured gradients in the refractive index profile. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, TROPOSPHERE), (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS), CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, TURBULENCE, BACKSCATTERING, REFRACTIVE INDEX

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE