Special Issue "Radar Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
Dr. Guifu Zhang
School of Meteorology, and Advanced Radar Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
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Interests: Radar theory and technology, weather observation and measurement, cloud and precipitation physics, remote sensing, wave propagation and scattering in geophysical media, signal processing and data analysis
Weather radars measure wave scattering by hydrometeors in cloud and precipitation, which provides us with fine-resolution, four-dimensional information. Weather radars play critical roles in weather observation, detection of hazards, classification and quantification of precipitation, and forecasting. Recently, weather radars have been (or are being) upgraded with dual-polarization capability, which allows them to provide multi-parameter measurements with unprecedented quality and information. The new technology of radar polarimetry and its new measurements offer great opportunities in the understanding and advancement of meteorology. They allow us to better study cloud and precipitation microphysics, their dynamics, as well as the connection between them.
In addition to the advances in weather radar technology, there are many challenges in optimally utilizing weather radar measurements. This is because radar observations are remote measurements, radar parameters are not linearly related to the weather state parameters, and radar measurements contain errors, noise, clutter, and artifacts. There is on-going research to address data quality issues, to verify radar measurements with in-situ or ground measurements, to connect the weather phenomena with radar signatures, to link weather states with radar parameters, to retrieve cloud microphysics, to improve model microphysics parameterization, and to improve quantitative precipitation estimation and forecast. Manuscripts on these topics would be very welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Guifu Zhang
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- Weather radar polarimetry
- Dual-polarization capability
- Radar signatures
- Signal processing
- Calibration and data quality control
- In-situ or ground verification
- Cloud and precipitation physics
- Microphysics retrieval
- Quantitative precipitation estimation
- Quantitative precipitation forecast
- Data assimilation