Wind Measurements

Wind Measurements

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This chapter describes a commercial bistatic receiver, for convenience called a bistatic network receiver (BNR). Two or more BNRs hitchhiking off a monostatic doppler weather radar can retrieve full, three-dimensional vector wind fields.

Chapter Contents:

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Existing Radar Methods for Retrieving Vector Winds
  • 8.3 System Theory
  • 8.4 System Characteristics and Design Trade-Offs
  • 8.5 Test Results
  • References

Inspec keywords: radar receivers; wind; meteorological radar; Doppler radar

Other keywords: wind measurements; monostatic doppler weather radar; commercial bistatic receiver; BNR; bistatic network receiver; three-dimensional vector wind fields

Subjects: Instrumentation and techniques for geophysical, hydrospheric and lower atmosphere research; Atmospheric, ionospheric and magnetospheric techniques and equipment; Radar equipment, systems and applications; Winds and their effects in the lower atmosphere

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