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Title: X-band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (X-SAPR) Instrument Handbook

Abstract

The X-band scanning ARM cloud radar (X-SAPR) is a full-hemispherical scanning polarimetric Doppler radar transmitting simultaneously in both H and V polarizations. With a 200 kW magnetron transmitter, this puts 100 kW of transmitted power for each polarization. The receiver for the X-SAPR is a Vaisala Sigmet RVP-900 operating in a coherent-on-receive mode. Three X-SAPRs are deployed around the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Central Facility in a triangular array. A fourth X-SAPR is deployed near Barrow, Alaska on top of the Barrow Arctic Research Center.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1053990
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM/TR-117
PNNL-21952
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT

Citation Formats

Widener, K, and Bharadwaj, N. X-band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (X-SAPR) Instrument Handbook. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1053990.
Widener, K, & Bharadwaj, N. X-band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (X-SAPR) Instrument Handbook. United States. doi:10.2172/1053990.
Widener, K, and Bharadwaj, N. Mon . "X-band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar (X-SAPR) Instrument Handbook". United States. doi:10.2172/1053990. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1053990.
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