Francisco López-Dekker

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Radar studies of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) have become widespread since the advent of relatively inexpensive and compact profiling radars [Ecklund et al., 1988], termed boundary layer radars (BLR). Arguably, one of the most sophisticated of these type of radar systems is the so-called Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP), which was developed at the(More)
For many years, spatial and temporal inhomogeneities in precipitation fields have been studied using scanning radars, cloud radars, and disdrometers, for example. Each measurement technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. Conventional profiling radars point vertically and collect data while the atmosphere advects across the field of view. Invoking(More)
[1] Coherent radar imaging (CRI), which is fundamentally a beamforming process, has been used to create images of microscale, reflectivity structures within the resolution volume of atmospheric Doppler radars. This powerful technique has the potential to unlock many new discoveries in atmospheric studies. The Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP) is a unique 915(More)
In this paper, a study of the Doppler Beam Swinging (DBS) technique for horizontal wind estimation using an imaging radar is presented. The primary goal is to quantify effects of temporal and spatial inhomogeneities in the quality of DBS wind estimates. The DBS technique has been extensively applied to Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) radars,(More)
This brief article highlights the progress of simulation studies of the Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP) using a standard configuration and a new proposed array configuration. Variations on the reflectivity field were found to have systematic bias on the radar imaging process using the traditional Fourier method. By using the adaptive Capon method, the bias(More)
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