Instrument

APR-2
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar

The Airborne Second Generation Precipitation Radar, also known as the APR-2, was built as a prototype for a future spaceborne precipitation radar. It operates at 2 frequencies (13 and 35 GHz) and its primary derived measurements are radar reflectivity and doppler velocity. It is also capable of measuring linear depolarization ratio (LDR).

NASA APR-2 instrument

Instrument Details

Radar
RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, DOPPLER VELOCITY, RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Mid-Troposphere
5000 Hz
730 m, 920 m
13.4 GHz, 35.6 GHz
External Linkhttps://www-spiedigitallibrary-org.elib.uah.edu/conference-proceedings-of-spie/5654/1/Processing-of-high-resolution-multiparametric-radar-data-for-the-Airborne/10.1117/12.579015.full?SSO=1
TC4

Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling

2007
Costa Rica, tropical Eastern Pacific
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1 Deployment
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External Link10.5067/GCPEXCS/MULTIPLE/DATA101
External Link10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/APR2/DATA101