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Chin. Phys. B, 2018, Vol. 27(12): 128401    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/27/12/128401

“Refractivity-from-clutter” based on local empirical refractivity model

Xiaofeng Zhao(赵小峰)
College of Meteorology and Oceanography, National University of Defense Technology, Nanjing 211101, China

Constructing sophisticated refractivity models is one of the key problems for the RFC (refractivity from clutter) technology. If prior knowledge of the local refractivity environment is available, more accurate parameterized model can be constructed from the statistical information, which in turn can be used to improve the quality of the local refractivity retrievals. The validity of this proposal was demonstrated by range-dependent refractivity profile inversions using the adjoint parabolic equation method to the Wallops'98 experimental data.

Keywords:  refractivity-from-clutter      parabolic equation      adjoint method      empirical refractivity model  
Received:  14 July 2018      Revised:  23 September 2018      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  84.40.-x (Radiowave and microwave (including millimeter wave) technology)  
  07.07.Df (Sensors (chemical, optical, electrical, movement, gas, etc.); remote sensing)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41775027 and 41405025).

Corresponding Authors:  Xiaofeng Zhao     E-mail:

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Xiaofeng Zhao(赵小峰) “Refractivity-from-clutter” based on local empirical refractivity model 2018 Chin. Phys. B 27 128401

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