Polarization-diversity radar

From Glossary of Meteorology



polarization-diversity radar

A radar capable of measuring polarization-dependent attributes of a target.

McCormick and Hendry (1975) used this term to describe a radar that transmits a fixed (or slowly variable) polarization while receiving signals of identical and orthogonal polarization. The term is equivalent to dual-channel radar.
Compare dual-polarization radar, polarimetric radar.

McCormick, G. C., and A. Hendry 1975. Principles for the radar determination of the polarization properties of precipitation. Radio Sci.. 10. 421–434.


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