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Airborne radar radiometer measurements of tropical stormsThe results from an airborne radar radiometer experiment of rainfall measurement in tropical storms are presented. The experiment was conducted in the Western Pacific in September 1990 with the NASA/DC-8 aircraft which was equipped with a nadir-loking dual-frequency rain radar operating at X band and Ka band, and several channels of microwave radiometers. The X-band radar has a capability of dual-polarization reception which enables the measurements of Linear Depolarization Ratio (LDR). The data of the microwave radiometers are compared with the radar data.
Document ID
19950050993
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kumagai, H. (Communications Research Lab. Tokyo, Japan)
Meneghini, R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, US, United States)
Kozu, T. (National Space Development Agency of Japan Tokyo, Japan)
Okamoto, K. (Communications Research Lab. Tokyo, Japan)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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