Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Ann. Geophys., 19, 825–836, 2001

Special issue: MST

Ann. Geophys., 19, 825–836, 2001

  31 Aug 2001

31 Aug 2001

Wavelet based methods for improved wind profiler signal processing

V. Lehmann1 and G. Teschke2 V. Lehmann and G. Teschke
  • 1Deutscher Wetterdienst, Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg, D-15864 Lindenberg, Germany
  • 2Zentrum für Technomathematik, Universität Bremen, D-28334 Bremen, Germany

Abstract. In this paper, we apply wavelet thresholding for removing automatically ground and intermittent clutter (airplane echoes) from wind profiler radar data. Using the concept of discrete multi-resolution analysis and non-parametric estimation theory, we develop wavelet domain thresholding rules, which allow us to identify the coefficients relevant for clutter and to suppress them in order to obtain filtered reconstructions.

Key words. Meteorology and atmospheric dynamics (instruments and techniques) – Radio science (remote sensing; signal processing)

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