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A satellite-borne radar wind sensor (RAWS)The Laser Wind Sounder (LAWS) measures Doppler shifts from aerosols in the plan for the Earth Observation System (EOS). Gaps exist in LAWS coverage where heavy clouds are present. The radar wind sensor (RAWS) can be utilized to fill these gaps by measuring Doppler shifts from clouds and rain. It is shown that RAWS is a feasible instrument. The antenna required is large and the power is comparable with a spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Studies show that such an instrument could measure winds at about 1-km height intervals in denser clouds and rain.
Document ID
19930063826
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Moore, Richard K. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Stuart, Michael (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Xin, Weizhuang (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Propp, Timothy (Univ. of Kansas Center for Research Inc., Lawrence, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-796
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-893
Distribution Limits
Public
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2