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University of Massachusetts Mobile X-band Polarimetric Radar
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 9.4 GHz polarimetric (hybrid mode) Doppler radar. 12.5 kW peak transmit power, 100 m range resolution, 1.2 deg beamwidth.
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, Velocity, ZDR, \rho_hv, \phi_dp.
Archive Data Availability
REFERENCES
Bluestein, H.B., M.M. French, R.L. Tanamachi, S.J. Frasier, K. Hardwick, F. Junyent, A.L. Pazmany (2007), "Close Range Observations of Tornadoes in Supercells Made with a Dual-Polarization X-Band Mobile Doppler Radar", Mon. Wea. Rev., 135, 1522-1543.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47