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Volume 11, issue 2 | Copyright

Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1181-1191, 2018
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Research article 01 Mar 2018

Research article | 01 Mar 2018

Reflected ray retrieval from radio occultation data using radio holographic filtering of wave fields in ray space

Michael E. Gorbunov et al.
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We apply linear and non-linear representations of wave fields, based on Fourier integral operators and Wigner distribution function, to the retrieval of reflected rays from radio occultation observations. We introduce a reflection index that characterizes the relative intensity of the reflected ray. A comparison of indices evaluated for a large base of events including the visual identification of reflections indicated a good agreement with our definition of reflection index.
We apply linear and non-linear representations of wave fields, based on Fourier integral...