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NSF NCAR ELDORA
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Not Currently Available For Deployment
AVAILABILITY
Not currently available for deployment
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Airborne Measurements
Airborne, dual-beam, X band Doppler radar capable of generating high spatial and temporal resolution 3D windfields.
CONTACT
Wen-Chau Lee
NCAR/EOL
1850 Table Mesa Dr. Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 497-8814
wenchau@ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerNCAR/EOL
Dimensions
Weight
Power Source Type120 VAC 60Hz, single phase120 VAC 400 Hz, single phase120 VAC 400 Hz, three phase
Inlet AperturesNone required.
Heating/Cooling Requirements
Airspeed/Altitude RequirementsNone.
Operators RequiredOne
Ground RequirementsNitrogen availability
Suitable PlatformsNRL P3 aircraft only at this time.
Data System
Measured ParameterReflectivity, Velocity, Spectrum Width, Normalized Coherent Power, 2D and 3D windfields, pressure
Measurement Technique
Operational Mode360 degree scanning
Time Resolution12 - 30 milliseconds, typical dwelltime
Horizontal Resolution350 meters
Other Resolutionrange resolution 37.5m to 200 m
Precision
Accuracy
Range60 - 75 km
Calibration MethodNoise source plus injected signals
LimitationsSensitivity: -11 dBZ @ 10 km
REFERENCES
Hildebrand, P. H., W. Lee, C. Walther, C. Frush, M. Randall, E. Loew, R. Neitzel, R. Parsons, J. Testud, F. Baudin, and A. LeCornec, 1996: The ELDORA/ASTRAIA Airborne Doppler Weather Radar: High-Resolution Observations from TOGA COARE. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 2, 213-232.
UPDATED ON
29 Sep 2014 16:52