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Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar by V. N. Bringi

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5    Doppler radar signal theory and spectral estimation

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The operational deployment of WSR–88D radars throughout the USA can be considered as a major milestone in the application of the Doppler principle to radar meteorology. Throughout the world, the operational use of Doppler radars is considered to be an indispensable tool for monitoring the development of hazardous storms. Doppler radar theory and techniques in meteorology have reached a level of maturity where even the non-specialist can begin to use and apply the data with little formal training. This chapter attempts to provide the interested reader with a fairly rigorous approach to Doppler ...

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