A new open access book has been published on the use of Doppler radar in meteorological observations. The book, edited by researchers Joan Bech, from the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology of the UB, and Jorge Luis Chau, director of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory of the Institute of Geophysics of Peru, covers topics such as severe weather surveillance, precipitation estimation and nowcasting, wind and turbulence retrievals, ionospheric radar and volcanological applications of Doppler radar.
Doppler radar systems have been fundamental to improve our understanding and monitoring capabilities of phenomena taking place in the low, middle, and upper atmosphere. This book, entitled Doppler radar observations (published by InTech), brings together a collection of eighteen essays by 50 international leading researchers devoted to different applications of ground based Doppler radars. Chapter 13, on the effects of anomalous propagation conditions on weather radar observations, has been written by researchers of the Meteorology group of the UB Joan Bech, Bernat Codina and Adolfo Magaldi, as well as professor Jeroni Lorente, coordinator of this research group.
Weather radars, wind profilers, and incoherent and coherent scatter radars implementing Doppler techniques are now used both in research and operational applications. The book is aimed at postgraduate students looking for an introduction to the field and professionals intending to update their knowledge on Doppler radar applications.
The book is available on-line for free at this link.