Reflectivity Retrieval in a Networked Radar Environment: Demonstration From the CASA IP1 Radar Network
A network-based reflectivity retrieval technique has been developed within the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). The concept of a networked-radar system is simultaneous observations of the same precipitation event by multiple radars operating at the attenuating frequency such as X-band and scanning in a low elevation plane. This paper presents the preliminary demonstration of the network-based retrieval using data from the first Integration Project (IP1) radar network in Oklahoma. Electromagnetic waves backscattered from a common volume in a networked radar system are attenuated differently along the different paths.