Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Book: Doppler Radar Observations (open access)

A new book entitled "Doppler Radar Observations - Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications" and edited by Joan Bech and Jorge L Chau has been published by Intech, which promotes open-access scientific literature and made available on-line for free.

Doppler radar systems have been instrumental to improve our understanding and monitoring capabilities of phenomena taking place in the low, middle, and upper atmosphere. Weather radars, wind profilers, and incoherent and coherent scatter radars implementing Doppler techniques are now used routinely both in research and operational applications by scientists and practitioners. This book brings together a collection of eighteen essays by international leading authors devoted to different applications of ground based Doppler radars. Topics covered include, among others, severe weather surveillance, precipitation estimation and nowcasting, wind and turbulence retrievals, ionospheric radar and volcanological applications of Doppler radar. The book is ideally suited for graduate students looking for an introduction to the field or professionals intending to refresh or update their knowledge on Doppler radar applications.

The book contains the following 18 chapters:
  1. Doppler Radar for USA Weather Surveillance by Dusan S. Zrnic
  2. Automated Processing of Doppler Radar Data for Severe Weather Warnings by Paul Joe, Sandy Dance, Valliappa Lakshmanan, Dirk Heizenreder, Paul James, Peter Lang, Thomas Hengstebeck, Yerong Feng, P.W. Li, Hon-Yin Yeung, Osamu Suzuki, Keiji Doi and Jianhua Dai
  3. Aviation Applications of Doppler Radars in the Alerting of Windshear And Turbulence by P.W. Chan and Pengfei Zhang
  4. Nowcasting by Clive Pierce, Alan Seed, Sue Ballard, David Simonin and Zhihong Li
  5. Use of Radar Precipitation Estimates in Urban Areas: A Case Study of Mexico City by Ernesto Caetano, Baldemar Méndez-Antonio and Víctor Magaña
  6. Measuring Snow with Weather Radar by Elena Saltikoff
  7. A Network of Portable, Low-Cost, X-Band Radars by Marco Gabella, Riccardo Notarpietro, Silvano Bertoldo, Andrea Prato, Claudio Lucianaz, Oscar Rorato, Marco Allegretti and Giovanni Perona
  8. Retrieving High Resolution 3-D Wind Vector Fields from Operational Radar Networks by Olivier Bousquet
  9. Multiple Doppler Radar Analysis for Retrieving the Three-Dimensional Wind Field Within Thunderstorms by Shingo Shimizu
  10. New Observations by Wind Profiling Radars by Masayuki K. Yamamoto
  11. Synergy Between Doppler Radar and Lidar for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Research by Chris G. Collier
  12. Quality Control Algorithms Applied on Weather Radar Reflectivity Data by Jan Szturc, Katarzyna Ośródka and Anna Jurczyk
  13. Effects of Anomalous Propagation Conditions on Weather Radar Observations by Joan Bech, Adolfo Magaldi, Bernat Codina and Jeroni Lorente
  14. Doppler Weather Radars and Wind Turbines by Lars Norin and Günther Haase
  15. Aperture Synthesis Radar Imaging for Upper Atmospheric Research by D.L. Hysell and J.L. Chau
  16. Incoherent Scatter Radar - Spectral Signal Model and Ionospheric Applications by Erhan Kudeki and Marco Milla
  17. Volcanological Applications of Doppler Radars: A Review and Examples from a Transportable Pulse Radar in L-Band by Franck Donnadieu
  18. Doppler Radar Tracking Using Moments by Mohammad Hossein Gholizadeh and Hamidreza Amindavar
You can access the book on-line following this link.

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