PARSAX An Informal Look at Radar Technology and Applications within TU Delft


IRCTR TU Delft Alumni Network at LinkedIn

IRCTR - The International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar logo

IRCTR logo

As one of the last persons, who still is an official IRCTR employee, I decided recently to create the IRCTR TU Delft Alumni Network at LinkedIn:

IRCTR TU Delft Alumni Network group on LinkedIn is a forum for past students, PhD's, and employees of IRCTR, the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar, Delft University of Technology, to stay in touch and network with each other.

The group already has about 30 members and I hope for more. Everybody, who was related to IRCTR during its more than 15 years history, are invited to be in touch...


Radars in AMS Journals: January 2011

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 2011)

  • Furumoto, Jun-ichi, Tomonori Shinoda, Atsushi Matsugatani, Toshitaka Tsuda, 2011: Measurements of Detailed Temperature Profiles within the Radar Range Gate Using the Range Imaging Technique. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 28, 22–36.- link
  • Xu, Qin, Kang Nai, Li Wei, Pengfei Zhang, Shun Liu, David Parrish, 2011: A VAD-Based Dealiasing Method for Radar Velocity Data Quality Control. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 28, 50–62.- link
  • Zhang, Guifu, Richard J. Doviak, Dusan S. Zrnić, Robert Palmer, Lei Lei, Yasser Al-Rashid, 2011: Polarimetric Phased-Array Radar for Weather Measurement: A Planar or Cylindrical Configuration?. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 28, 63–73.- link

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Volume 50, Issue 1 (January 2011)

  • Gu, Ji-Young, A. Ryzhkov, P. Zhang, P. Neilley, M. Knight, B. Wolf, Dong-In Lee, 2011: Polarimetric Attenuation Correction in Heavy Rain at C Band. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 39–58. - link
  • Borowska, L., A. Ryzhkov, D. Zrnić, C. Simmer, R. Palmer, 2011: Attenuation and Differential Attenuation of 5-cm-Wavelength Radiation in Melting Hail. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 59–76. - link
  • Cecil, Daniel J., 2011: Relating Passive 37-GHz Scattering to Radar Profiles in Strong Convection. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 233–240.- link

Our plans and reality…

Our plans and reality...


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Visualizing Scientific Collaborations

Research analyst Olivier H. Beauchesne from Science-Metric, Inc. (the bibliometric consulting firm) computed and presented the map of scientific collaborations from 2005 to 2009. For this analysis the data from Scopus database have been used including the information about published books, trade and peer-reviewed journals .

Scientific collaboration around the globe
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It is interesting that this analysis has been inspired with the friendship map made by Facebook intern, Paul Butler.

From this data, I extracted and aggregated scientific collaboration between cities all over the world. For example, if a UCLA researcher published a paper with a colleague at the University of Tokyo, this would create an instance of collaboration between Los Angeles and Tokyo. The result of this process is a very long list of city pairs, like Los Angeles - Tokyo, and the number of instances of scientific collaboration between them. Following that, I used the database to convert the cities’ names to geographical coordinates.

Visualizing Friendships by Paul Butler
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