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Multiparameter radar and advanced microwave precipitation radiometer observations of tropical convectionCombinations of both active and passive microwave sensors have been proposed for experiments such as the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM). During the summer 1991 Convection and Precipitation/Electrification Experiment (CaPE) in central Florida, both cold- and warm-rain precipitation processes were studied with the NCAR CP-2 multiparameter radar, operating at 3 and 10 GHz. The Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR), which operates at 10.7, 19.35, 37.1, and 85.5 GHz, was flown aboard NASA's ER-2 high-altitude aircraft over storms being scanned by the CP-2 radar. Top-of-atmosphere multifrequency TB from the AMPR is presented along with coincident CP-2 radar observations. Joint analysis of both radar and radiometer data sets allows refinement of new and existing precipitation retrieval techniques which will utilize the multifrequency TB from an integrated spaceborne microwave radiometer/radar system.
Document ID
19930064026
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Vivekanandan, J. (NCAR Boulder, CO, United States)
Turk, J. (Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, United States)
Hood, R. E. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Griffin, V. L. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Lafontaine, F. J. (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bringi, V. N. (Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, United States)
Spencer, R. W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, 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: NAG8-890
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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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