Precipitation measurement using SIR-C a feasibility study

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StatementAtiq Ahamad and RIchard K. Moore.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-195104.
ContributionsMoore, Richard K., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Precipitation measurement using SIR-C: A feasibility study. Investigation at nadir. By Atiq Ahamad and Richard K. Moore. Abstract. The most significant limitation of the imaging SAR in rain measurements is the ground return coupled to the rain cell.

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