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Radar concepts for the next generation of spaceborne observations of cloud and precipitation processes

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dc.contributor.author Tanelli, Simone
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Ziad S.
dc.contributor.author Im, Eastwood
dc.contributor.author Durden, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.author Sy, Ousmane O.
dc.contributor.author Peral, Eva
dc.contributor.author Sadowy, Gregory A.
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Barbetty, Mauricio
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T22:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T22:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-23
dc.identifier.citation 2018 IEEE Radar Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 23-27, 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-1059
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/48055
dc.description.abstract Two decades of spaceborne cloud and precipitation radar data provided by the TRMM’s Precipitation Radar (PR) [1], CloudSat’s Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) [2,3] and GPM’s Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) [4] have enabled unprecedented advancements in the global mapping of occurrence and vertical structure of most types of meteorological events. After the immense success of these radars, two new spaceborne atmospheric radars, the EarthCARE Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) [5], and the Radar in a CubeSat (RainCube) [6] have been developed and will be launched in the upcoming years, and several new radar concepts have been developed and are being considered for a variety of mission concepts. For example, spaceborne precipitation and cloud radars operating at multiple frequencies (e.g., Ku-, Ka- and W-band simultaneously) with a single antenna, and that provide scanning, polarimetric and Doppler capabilities at all frequencies; extremely compact radar architectures that enable accommodation of this category of radars in spacecrafts as small as a 6U CubeSats, as well as Doppler-capable millimeter-wave weather radars for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) or Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites, are being defined and developed. These new instrument concepts are intended to fill the current observational gaps in the advancement of weather and climate models, and leverage on the TRMM, GPM and CloudSat experiences. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2018 en_US
dc.subject spaceborne en_US
dc.subject cloud en_US
dc.subject precipitation en_US
dc.subject radar en_US
dc.title Radar concepts for the next generation of spaceborne observations of cloud and precipitation processes en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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