This chapter covers remote sensing, the primary method of observing weather and climate across the global tropics. Learners will become familiar with the scientific basis and applications of radar and satellite remote sensing from examples in which clouds and precipitation are observed by measuring microwave signals using ground-based radar, spaceborne radar, and satellite radiometers. Wind estimation, dust and volcanic ash tracking, vertical sounding techniques, and remote measurement of sea-surface, soil and land surface properties are also covered.
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Tags: Weather forecasting ; Radar meteorology ; Doppler radar ; Remote sensing ; Tropical meteorology ; Lesson/ Tutorial ; Radar Skills and Knowledge for Operational Meteorologists ; Satellite Skills and Knowledge for Operational Meteorologists Add tag