Articles | Volume 3
Adv. Radio Sci., 3, 413–420, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-3-413-2005
Adv. Radio Sci., 3, 413–420, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-3-413-2005

  13 May 2005

13 May 2005

Application of the Cloude-Pottier decomposition to weather radar signatures

M. Galletti1, M. Chandra1, E. Pottier2, and A. Ghorbani1,* M. Galletti et al.
  • 1TU-Chemnitz, Department of Microwave Engineering and Photonics, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany
  • 2Université de Rennes 1, IETR, Department Image and Remote Sensing, F-35042 Rennes, France
  • *TU-Chemnitz, Department of Microwave Engineering and Photonics, on sabbatical leave from Amir Kabir University, Teheran, Iran

Abstract. In this paper we apply the Cloude-Pottier decomposition to Weather Radar Signatures. First, we present the results of a simulation carried out at the Chemnitz University of Technology and give the expected H-α values for different rain intensities. A comparison with standard radarmeteorological variables is also given. Then, first ever images of Entropy and Anisotropy are presented for clouds and precipitation. Experimental Data are from the POLDIRAD Weather Facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.