Radar Meteorology

  • S. Raghavan

Part of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library book series (ATSL, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. S. Raghavan
    Pages 161-182
  3. S. Raghavan
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  4. S. Raghavan
    Pages 211-259
  5. S. Raghavan
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    Pages 313-372
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  8. S. Raghavan
    Pages 387-445
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 467-549

About this book

Introduction

As we all know, weather radar came into existence during the Second World War when aircraft detection radars had their vision limited by echoes from rain bearing clouds. What was often considered to be of nuisance value by the air force personnel trying to locate enemy aircraft was seen as an opportunity by the weather men. Thus adversity in one field was converted into an opportunity in another. Since then weather radar has found myriad applications with the increased sophistication of technology and processing systems. It has now become an indispensable tool for the operational forecasters, cloud physicists and atmospheric scientists. The current generation radar is but a distant echo of the radars of the 1940s. As a result, its operation and maintenance have become very complex, like the technology it uses. Therefore, there is a definite requirement of focussing our special attention not only on the science of radar meteorology but also on its operational aspects. The present book, as pointed out by the author, attempts to fill this gap. The author has presented the subject with a balanced blend of science, technology and practice. The canvas is indeed very broad. Starting with the history of weather radar development the book goes on to discuss in a lucid style the physics of the atmosphere related to radar observation, radar technology, echo interpretation, different applications and finally attempts to look into the future to indicate potential new opportunities in this field.

Keywords

Meteorology Precipitation Weather atmosphere cyclone hydrology spheric

Authors and affiliations

  • S. Raghavan
    • 1
  1. 1.Former Deputy Director-General of MeteorologyIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0201-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6416-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0201-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-8601
  • Series Online ISSN 1383-8601
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