Problems due to side lobes:

  • produces ground clutter contamination

This is how you would eliminate side lobe problems:

  • Situate your radar in a small valley such that the side lobes are cut off

  • So, how do side lobes contaminate your data other than producing ground clutter echo?
  • Side lobes echoes will be at same range as the max echo in the storm being scanned and it will be weaker than max echo.
  • Here is an example.