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Ground-based Scanning Radiometer (GSR)
STATUS
Operational Extended Field Capability
AVAILABILITY
By request/sponsorship
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact A. Gasiewski at al.gasiewski@colorado.edu for details.
Surface Remote
29-Channel Microwave Radiometer over the frequency range 50 to 400 GHz
CONTACT
Prof. Ed R. Westwater
CET/ECE/University of Colorado
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Colorado at Boulder 425 UCB - ECOT 249 Boulder, CO 80309-0425 USA
(303) 492-5596 (O)
Ed.Westwater@colorado.edu
SECONDARY CONTACT
Prof. albin Gasiewski
University of Colorado
Professor Albin J. Gasiewski, Ph.D. Director, NOAA-CU Center for Environmental Technology (CET) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Colorado at Boulder 425 UCB - ECOT 257 Boulder, CO 80309-0425 USA
(303) 492-9688 (O)
al.gasiewski@colorado.edu
http://cet.colorado.edu/people/about.php?user=gasiewski
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeMobile
LocationBoulder, Colorado
VariablesBrightness Temperature from 50 to 400 GHz. Derived Variables: Precipitable Water Vapor, Cloud Liquid Path, Temperature profiles, water vapor profiles
Archive Data AvailabilityAll 2004 ARM/NSA/2004 IOP data available through ARM archive: http://www.arm.gov/instruments/instrument_iop.php?id=mwr-etl
REFERENCES
E.R. Westwater, D. Cimini, V. Mattioli, A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, V. Leusky ,and J. Liljegren, “The 2004 North Slope Of Alaska Arctic Winter Radiometric Experiment: Overview And Highlights”. Proc. MicroRad ’06, 28 Feb–March 3, San Juan, Puerto Rico. D. Cimini, E.R. Westwater, A.J. Gasiewski, M. Klein, V. Leusky, and J.C. Liljegren, "The Ground-based Scanning Radiometer (GSR): a powerful tool for the study of the Arctic Atmosphere”, IEEE Transaction on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, (in press 2007). D. Cimini, E. R. Westwater, A. Gasiewski, M. Klein, V. Leusky, J. Liljegren, Ground-based millimeter- and submillimiter-wave observations of low vapor and liquid water contents, IEEE Transaction on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 45, No. 7, Part II. July 2007, pp.2169-2180.
REMARKS
Specifications: Absolute accuracy-1-3 K; Resolution 0.25 K Frequency: 29 Channels: from 50 to 300 GHz Aperture: 1.8 deg (typical) Operational Mode: Continuous and stepped angle scanning Measurement Range: Total column Has operated in two Arctic experiments (2004 and 2007)
UPDATED ON
16 Nov 2009 09:58