Comparison of Virtual Globe Technologies for Depiction of Radar Beam Propagation Effects and Impacts
Virtual Globes (VGs) are quickly becoming the new paradigm in the Earth Sciences for education and outreach, logistics, and data access. VGs such as Google Earth, NASA WorldWind, ESRI ArcGIS Explorer, and many others are changing how science professionals and the public view and access geographic information, including observations and forecasts for applications in meteorology and climate, oceanography, and hydrology. This paper compares several current VG platforms for representation of weather radar beam elevation above the Earth surface. Effects and impacts addressed include beam occultation by terrain, potential interaction with wind power generators, and anomalous propagation.
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2007
- 0360 Radiation: transmission and scattering;
- 0394 Instruments and techniques