Opportunities for NRL WARLOC radar validation and calibration of NASA earth observing space missions

B. C. Danly, S. D. Miller, W. Manheimer, A. W. Fliflet, G. Linde, M. Ngo, W. J. Cheung

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Abstract

The NRL WARLOC radar is a high average power, coherent W-band (94 GHz) radar now operating at the NRL Chesapeake Bay Detachment (CBD) site in Maryland. Developed by the Navy as a research radar for imaging and tracking applications, WARLOC also brings unprecedented sensitivity to the measurement of cloud parameters (including phase, morphology, and particle size and motion) at spatial resolutions unparalleled by contemporary radar systems. The NASA CloudSat satellite, planned for launch in early 2005, features a nadir pointing non-coherent W-band cloud profiling radar (CPR). As part of the "A-Train" constellation (a series of five low-earth-orbiting satellites in formation flight with the EOS Aqua platform), CloudSat will provide the first space-based cloud vertical profile information on a global scale. This paper discusses opportunities for the use of WARLOC for atmospheric physics studies in general, and potential for quantifying the instrument performance and science limitations of the CloudSat CPR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
EditorsM. Thumm, W. Wiesbeck
Pages807-808
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: Sep 27 2004Oct 1 2004

Publication series

NameConference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics

Other

OtherConference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period9/27/0410/1/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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