Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
04 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2023

Observations of anomalous propagation over waters near Sweden

Lars Norin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-299', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lars Norin, 27 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-299', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lars Norin, 27 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Lars Norin on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2023) by S. Joseph Munchak
AR by Lars Norin on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2023)
Short summary
The atmosphere can cause radar beams to bend more or less towards the ground. When the atmosphere differs from standard atmospheric conditions, the propagation is considered anomalous. Radars affected by anomalous propagation can observe ground clutter far beyond the radar horizon. Here, 4.5 years' worth of data from five operational Swedish weather radars are presented. Analyses of the data reveal a strong seasonal cycle and weaker diurnal cycle in ground clutter from across nearby waters.