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University of Massachusetts Mobile W-band Radar
STATUS
Undergoing Upgrades
AVAILABILITY
Currently committed to tornado and severe storm research during spring months. Otherwise available subject to funding.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact Stephen Frasier (frasier@ecs.umass.edu) for details.
Surface Remote
Truck-mounted 95 GHz polarimetric Doppler radar. 1.2 kW peak transmit power, 30 m range resolution, single pulse sensitivity of -35 dBZe at 1 km.
CONTACT
Stephen J. Frasier
University of Massachusetts
Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory 151 Holdsworth Way Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-4582
frasier@ecs.umass.edu
http://mirsl.ecs.umass.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeMobile
LocationAmherst, MA
VariablesZe (H and V), Velocity, ZDR, LDR
Archive Data Availability
REFERENCES
Pazmany, A.L., J.C. Galloway, J.B. Mead, I. Popstefanija, R.E. McIntosh, H.W. Bluestein (1999), "Polarization Diversity Pulse-Pair Technique for Millimeter-Wave Doppler Radar Measurements of Severe Storm Features", J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 16, 1900-1911.
REMARKS
Klystron modulator and data acquisition systems recently replaced.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47