Convectional Radar - key
- conceptually, how does a pulsed
radar system work?
- What are commom wavelengths for
- how does one determine the
unambiguous range for a radar? How can it be
changed to eliminate second trip echoes?
- What are the signatures of second
- What are the two most common
scanning strategies? What are they useful for?
- How is the radar reflectivity
scale defined? What are VIP levels?
- What are the important
terms/processes that are in the radar equation
for a point target?
- What are side lobes and what
problems to they present? Why are they generated?
- How can you reduce side lobe
- What does the 3-D pulse volume
- How are the radial and azimuthal
- What assumptions are made in the
distributed targets case?
- How is Pr dependent on R for the
distributed targets case? Why is it different
than for the point target radar equation?
- How are the radar reflectivitiy
and radar reflectivity factor defined?
- How are the complex dielectric
factors different for ice and water?
- What is the "equivalent radar
- When will Z = Ze? when will Z not
- What assumptions were made in the
derivation of the radar equation?
- how is the dBZe scale defined?
- How is the transmitted radiation
- How does attenuation depend on
- When estimating rainfall rate,
what two parameters does the radar reflectivity
factor depend upon?
- What common drop size distrubution
is assumed? What does it look like?
- How is the rainfall rate
determined from the radar reflectivity factor?
- How and why is a bright band
- What is ZDR? How can this field
provide information about the type of
- What are the two common
"clear-air" backscattering mechanisms?
What is the dependence of the radar reflectivity
on wavelength for each mechanism?
- How are thinlines likely created?
- What is AP?
- How is a hail spike generated?