Measurements of atmospheric extinction using combined airborne and ground-based 95 GHz radar observations

Stephen M. Sekelsky, Lihua Li, Gregory A. Sadowy, Steven L. Durden, Steven J. Dindardo, Fuk K. Li, Arlie Huffman, Graeme Stephens, David M. Babb, Hans W. Rosenberger, Thomas P. Ackerman

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Abstract

During the summer of 1998 three 95 GHz (W-band) radars were deployed by the University of Massachusetts (UMass), the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Ground-based systems from UMass and Penn State were located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program field site in northern Oklahoma. (The UMass system was later deployed in New Iberia, Louisiana). The third 95 GHz radar, jointly developed by UMass and NASA/JPL, was mounted in a nadir-pointing orientation on the NASA DC-8 research aircraft. Hardware details for the three radar systems are reported in [1], [2], and [3]. The experiment serves several purposes. First, it provides an opportunity to intercompare the calibrations of active research radars that are adding to the scientific archives of W-band radar observations. Second, simultaneous airborne and ground-based measurements are combined to measure precipitation attenuation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages461-463
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99) 'Remote Sensing of the Systems Earth - A Challenge for the 21st Century' - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: Jun 28 1999Jul 2 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99) 'Remote Sensing of the Systems Earth - A Challenge for the 21st Century'
CityHamburg, Ger
Period6/28/997/2/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Sekelsky, S. M., Li, L., Sadowy, G. A., Durden, S. L., Dindardo, S. J., Li, F. K., Huffman, A., Stephens, G., Babb, D. M., Rosenberger, H. W., & Ackerman, T. P. (1999). Measurements of atmospheric extinction using combined airborne and ground-based 95 GHz radar observations. 461-463. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99) 'Remote Sensing of the Systems Earth - A Challenge for the 21st Century', Hamburg, Ger, .