Radar meteorology

This research direction includes the development of methods and instruments for the investigation and monitoring of the atmosphere by means of radars. Novel approaches have been developed and implemented for the retrieval of characteristics clouds and precipitation [1, 2]. Efficient Ka-band meteorological radars intended for long-term unattended operation have been developed and produced [3, 4].

Fig.1 Example of retrieval of the droplet concentration in precipitation



1. O.O. Bezvesilniy, G. Peters and D.M. Vavriv: Estimating Cloud and Rain Parameters from Doppler Radar Data, Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy, Vol. 8, #3, pp.296-302 (2003)

2. O.O. Bezvesilniy and D.M. Vavriv: Retrieving the median droplet diameter from Ka- and W-band dual-wavelength Doppler radar measurements, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 28, #16, pp.3707-3712 (2007)

3. D.M. Vavriv, V.A. Volkov, V.N. Bormotov, V.V. Vinogradov, R.V. Kozhin, B.V. Trush, A. Belikov and V.Ye. Semenuta: Millimeter-wave radars for environmental studies., Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy, Vol. 7, #2, pp.121-138 (2002) (in Russian)

4. D.M. Vavriv, V.A. Volkov and O.O. Bezvesilniy: Millimeter-Wavelength Meteorological radars, Proceedings of the German Microwave Conference, pp.392-396 (2008)