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SIR-C/X-SAR Observations of Rain Storms

Show simple item record Jameson, A. R. en_US Li, F. K. en_US Durden, S. L. en_US Haddad, Z. S. en_US Holt, B. en_US Fogarty, T. en_US Moore, R. K. en_US 2004-09-29T23:29:13Z 2004-09-29T23:29:13Z 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-0103 en_US
dc.description.abstract Teh SIR-C/X-sar radar observations of rain storms are the first multi-polarization and multi-frequency observations of percipitation from space. In addition to numerous, often dramatic images of severe weather systems obtained by forming a synthetic aperture in the usual side-looking attitude, several data takes were performed while the radar antennas were parallel to the ground and the radar beams were pointing at nadir. These oppoprtunities coincided with the passage of the Shuttle over Tropical Cyclone Odille in the southern Indian Ocean during the first flight, and over Typhoon Seth in the Western Pacific during the second flight. The resulting observations, or more apropriately, the resulting measurements, demonstrate for the first time the capability of a spaceborne multi-frequency multi-polarization microwave radar system to quantify precipitation rates, to detect hydrometer phase, and to classify rain type. en_US
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dc.subject.other SIR-C X-SAR rain storms Odille seth precipitation hydrometer phase rain type en_US
dc.title SIR-C/X-SAR Observations of Rain Storms en_US

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