Differential reflectivity and circular depolarization ratio radar signals and related drop oscillation and propagation effects in rainfall

T. A. Seliga, Kultegin Aydin, V. N. Bringi

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Abstract

Differential reflectivity (ZDR) and circular depolarization ratio (CDR) radar signals are directly related to each other and to the median drop size diameter of rainfall when the drop sizes are exponentially distributed. These polarization parameters are examined for both static and oscillating raindrop shapes along with their relationships with rainfall rate and liquid water content estimates derived from ZDR or CDR and reflectivity factor (Z) measurements. Propagation effects at S band wavelengths are also considered and shown to be particularly important in CDR measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalRadio Science
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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