Extracting Migrant Flight Orientation Profiles Using Polarimetric Radar

@article{Stepanian2015ExtractingMF,
  title={Extracting Migrant Flight Orientation Profiles Using Polarimetric Radar},
  author={Phillip M. Stepanian and Kyle G Horton},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={6518-6528}
}
Seasonal animal migration is characterized by aligned flight of airborne organisms across large spatial expanses. This large-scale alignment results in azimuthal patterns in polarimetric radar products. The following overviews some such patterns and introduces a technique for obtaining vertical profiles of migrant flight orientation by exploiting azimuthal symmetries in the polarimetric radar product of copolar correlation coefficient ρHV . This method is compared with several Doppler… CONTINUE READING

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