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Title: Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments

Abstract

The radar wind profiler (RWP) present at the SGP central facility operates at 915 MHz and was reconfigured in early 2011, to collect key sets of measurements for precipitation and boundary layer studies. The RWP is configured to run in two main operating modes: a precipitation (PR) mode with frequent vertical observations and a boundary layer (BL) mode that is similar to what has been traditionally applied to RWPs. To address issues regarding saturation of the radar signal, range resolution and maximum range, the RWP PR mode is set to operate with two different pulse lengths, termed as short pulse (SP) and long pulse (LP). Please refer to the RWP handbook (Coulter, 2012) for further information. Data from the RWP PR-SP and PR-LP modes have been extensively used to study deep precipitating clouds, especially their dynamical structure as the RWP data does not suffer from signal attenuation during these conditions (Giangrande et al., 2013). Tridon et al. (2013) used the data collected during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) to improve the estimation of noise floor of the RWP recorded Doppler spectra.

Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
ARM; Radar reflectivity; Radar Doppler; Deep Precipitation Rain
OSTI Identifier:
1134823
DOI:
10.5439/1134823

Citation Formats

Jonathan Helmus,Virendra Ghate, Frederic Tridon. Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.5439/1134823.
Jonathan Helmus,Virendra Ghate, Frederic Tridon. Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments. United States. doi:10.5439/1134823.
Jonathan Helmus,Virendra Ghate, Frederic Tridon. 2014. "Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments". United States. doi:10.5439/1134823. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1134823. Pub date:Wed Jun 25 00:00:00 EDT 2014
@article{osti_1134823,
title = {Merged and corrected 915 MHz Radar Wind Profiler moments},
author = {Jonathan Helmus,Virendra Ghate, Frederic Tridon},
abstractNote = {The radar wind profiler (RWP) present at the SGP central facility operates at 915 MHz and was reconfigured in early 2011, to collect key sets of measurements for precipitation and boundary layer studies. The RWP is configured to run in two main operating modes: a precipitation (PR) mode with frequent vertical observations and a boundary layer (BL) mode that is similar to what has been traditionally applied to RWPs. To address issues regarding saturation of the radar signal, range resolution and maximum range, the RWP PR mode is set to operate with two different pulse lengths, termed as short pulse (SP) and long pulse (LP). Please refer to the RWP handbook (Coulter, 2012) for further information. Data from the RWP PR-SP and PR-LP modes have been extensively used to study deep precipitating clouds, especially their dynamical structure as the RWP data does not suffer from signal attenuation during these conditions (Giangrande et al., 2013). Tridon et al. (2013) used the data collected during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) to improve the estimation of noise floor of the RWP recorded Doppler spectra.},
doi = {10.5439/1134823},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {6}
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