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.
- 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
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