Instrument

MRR
Micro Rain Radar

The Micro Rain Radar (MRR) is a vertically pointing, continuous wave K-band (24.23 GHz) radar that measures various parameters of precipitation such as liquid water content and rain rate from near ground level to the lower troposphere. The backscatter received by the MRR’s antenna is able to measure precipitation size distributions in the range of 0.25 mm to 4.53 mm as well as calculate the frequency shift of falling precipitation to be used to calculate its velocity. Additional applications of the MRR include, for example, the location of bright-bands, nowcasting of precipitation, and transport of chemicals during precipitation events.

Instrument Details

Radar
RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, RADAR IMAGERY, RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, DOPPLER VELOCITY, RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, RETURN POWER, RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, RADAR BACKSCATTER, RADAR, SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING, RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Boundary Layer, Full Column Profile, Troposphere
10 s
10 m - 200 m
24.23 GHz
External Linkhttps://www.biral.com/product/micro-rain-radar/
Ongoing
IMPACTS

Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms

2020—2023
Eastern United States
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1 Deployment
· 60 Data Products
Stationary
Campaign FS

Campaign Field Sites

32 Campaigns · 103 Instruments
Ongoing
IMPACTS

Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms

2020—2023
Eastern United States
view all deployment dates
1 Deployment
· 60 Data Products

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External Link10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/ADMIRARI/DATA201
External Link10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/DATA203
External Link10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/DATA204