Comparison of C-band observations using different polarization schemes

Anthony R. Holt, Robert J. Watson, Madhu Chandra, Sandro Nanni, Pier Paolo Alberoni

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It is important to assess which is the best polarization scheme to use when employing polarization diversity before implementing any particular radar systems. Although it is clear that if only the co-polar reflectivity is being measured, circular polarization should not be used because of co-polar attenuation caused by depolarization. While the use of linear horizontal/vertical (H/V) and circular polarization schemes may be equivalent in theory, this is not necessarily the case in practice. Data collected under H/V, Slant, and circular polarizations are compared, and the value of using polarization diversity when using C-band radars is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Radar Meteorology
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


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