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Basic principles of weather radar systems

This is a subject fairly well covered by existing textbooks. This chapter is considered as Background knowledge.


- 1.1 Fields of meteorological applications (general overview)

- 1.2 Principles of electromagnetic fields

- 1.3 Radar Bands (C, S, X)

- 1.4 Block diagram

- 1.5 The Radar Transmitter & Receiver

- 1.6 Antenna, radome and beam

- 1.7 Radar equation (Dusan), Z+C

- 1.8 Principles of Doppler measurements (hw and sw)


Material to this section is available through:
- Laurent Delobbe: animations, PowerPoint presentations and case study material
- Iwan Hollemann: PowerPoint presentations
- Roger Deslandes: animations, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and case study material
- Wilfried Jacobs: animations, PowerPoint presentations, case study material and other
- Urs Germann: animations, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and other
- Evelyn Murphy: PowerPoint presentations
- Uta Gjertsen: PowerPoint presentations
- A.J. Illingworth: PowerPoint presentations and other
- Paul Joe: animations, PowerPoint presentations and case study material
- R.J. Keeler: PowerPoint presentations and other
- Martin Hagen: PowerPoint presentations and quizzes
- Peter Rodriguez: case study material and other
- Frederic Fabry: animations and other
- Günther Haase: PowerPoint presentations

mise jour Wednesday 4 May 2016