Propagation Effects on Reflectivity for Circularly Polarized S-Band Radars

Enrico Torlaschi Département de Physique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada

Search for other papers by Enrico Torlaschi in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
and
Bernard Pettigrew Département de Physique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada

Search for other papers by Bernard Pettigrew in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

Abstract

The effect of the propagation medium on the measurements of the radar reflectivity factor for circularly polarized S-band radar is assessed using model storms. The results show that for convective cells, the propagation effects can lead to underestimation of the reflectivity factor by an amount that is of the same order of magnitude as the attenuation at C-band.

Abstract

The effect of the propagation medium on the measurements of the radar reflectivity factor for circularly polarized S-band radar is assessed using model storms. The results show that for convective cells, the propagation effects can lead to underestimation of the reflectivity factor by an amount that is of the same order of magnitude as the attenuation at C-band.

Save