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Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5367–5383, 2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5367–5383, 2016
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© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Research article 08 Nov 2016

Research article | 08 Nov 2016

An integrated approach to monitoring the calibration stability of operational dual-polarization radars

Mattia Vaccarono et al.

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The data quality of radars must be ensured and continuously monitored. The aim of this paper is to provide an integrated approach able to monitor the calibration of operational dual-polarization radars. The set of methods considered appears suitable to establish an online tool to monitor the stability of the radar calibration with an accuracy of about 2 dB. This is considered adequate to automatically detect any unexpected change in the radar system requiring further investigations.
The data quality of radars must be ensured and continuously monitored. The aim of this paper is...
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