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Instrument: HIWRAP : High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler
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Associated Platforms
GLOBAL HAWK UAV
NASA ER-2

Related Data Sets
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Description
The High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler (HIWRAP) is a dual-frequency (Ka- and Ku-band) conical scan system, configured with a nadir viewing antenna on the high-altitude (20 km) NASA ER-2 aircraft. The HIWRAP is able to measure line-of-sight and ocean surface winds at higher spatial and temporal resolution than obtained by current satellites and lower-altitude instrumented aircraft.

Online Resources
http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/image/HIWRAP_instrument
http://har.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.php?section=13

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: USA/NASA