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Entry ID: tcspcrs

Abstract: The Cloud Radar System (CRS) provides vertically profiled reflectivity and Doppler velocity at aircraft nadir along the flight track. The CRS is a 94 GHz (W-band; 3 mm wavelength) Doppler radar developed for autonomous operation in the NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft and for ground-based operation. It will provide high-resolution profiles of reflectivity and Doppler velocity in clouds and it has important applications to atmospheric remote sensing studies. The CRS was designed to fly with the Cloud Lidar System (CLS), in the tail cone of an ER-2 superpod. There are two basic modes of operation of the CRS: 1) ER-2 with reflectivity, Doppler, and linear-depolarization measurements, and 2) ground-based with full polarimetric capability. The TCSP mission used the ER-2 mode.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.0   S: 4.0   E: -62.0   W: -115.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-07-05
Stop Date: 2005-07-28
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: ONE FLIGHT
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27