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Bistatic radar for Weather Observation

Bistatic Weather Radar
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Figure 1: Monostatic Doppler- Radar with bistatic receivers

There is a Bistatic Multi-Doppler Radar Network consisting of three bistatic receivers and the transmitting and additional receiving polarisation- Doppler Radar POLDIRAD around Oberpfaffenhofen used to monitor weather. Current research topics are the determination of 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional wind fields with 3 bistatic receivers. Furthermore, investigations on reducing errors in wind field measurements to use them as input data for mesoscale models are carried out.

More: http://www.pa.op.dlr.de/
and in the Chapter Weather Radar of this home page.