(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

An overview of the remote sensing of precipitation with polarimetric radar

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ISLAM T. (1 2 3) ; RICO-RAMIREZ M.A. (1) ;
(1) Univ., Bristol, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Univ., Tokyo, JAPON
(3) Univ., Nagasaki, JAPON


Recent advances in radar remote sensing of precipitation include the development of polarimetric radar, which has the capability of transmitting in both the horizontal (H) and vertical (V) polarization states. Radar polarimetry has not only been proven to improve data quality and precipitation estimation, but also improves characterization of precipitation particles; thus it has great potential in weather monitoring and forecasting. This paper provides an overview of polarimetric radar measurements, emphasizing the intrinsic signatures and their association to precipitation particle shapes, sizes and distributions. The potential research and applications of polarimetric radar signatures in meteorology are discussed. A considerable number of recent peer reviewed journal articles dealing with the topic are included in the bibliography


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38, no1 [pp. 55-78]

Bibliographic references : 9 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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