Articles | Volume 5
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 447–450, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-447-2007
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 447–450, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-447-2007

  13 Jun 2007

13 Jun 2007

On the statistics of differential phases in C-band weather radar

T. Otto and M. Chandra T. Otto and M. Chandra
  • Professorship of Microwave Engineering and Photonics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Abstract. Differential phases open a new parameter in polarimetric weather radar data analysis. In polarimetric S-matrices measured at the linear polarisation bases (vertical and horizontal) there exist basically three differential phases namely the differential propagation phase and two co-to-crosspolar phases. In this paper we shall investigate the statistics of differential propagation phase and co-to-crosspolar phases in weather radar data recorded with the C-band weather radar of DLR, Wessling.

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