RADAR CALIBRATION

SOME SIMPLE APPROACHES

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The proper calibration of weather radars has been at the heart of the problem of accurate reflectivity measurements for more than five decades. This paper summarizes a number of methods that have been used previously and others that are worthy of trial.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: David Atlas, Distinguished Visiting Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 910, Greenbelt, MD 20771, E-mail: datlas@radar.gsfc.nasa.gov

The proper calibration of weather radars has been at the heart of the problem of accurate reflectivity measurements for more than five decades. This paper summarizes a number of methods that have been used previously and others that are worthy of trial.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: David Atlas, Distinguished Visiting Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 910, Greenbelt, MD 20771, E-mail: datlas@radar.gsfc.nasa.gov
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