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Atmospheric remote sensing with convoys of miniature radars
Author(s): Ziad S. Haddad; Ousmane O. Sy; Graeme L. Stephens; Sue C. van den Heever; Derek Posselt
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Paper Abstract

Recent technological advances have enabled the miniaturization of microwave instruments (radars and radiometers) so they can fit on very small satellites, with enough capability to measure atmospheric temperature, water vapor and clouds. The miniaturization makes these systems inexpensive enough to allow scientists to contemplate placing several examples in low-Earth orbit concurrently, to observe atmospheric dynamics in clouds and storms. To identify the most important weather and climate problems that can be addressed with these new observations, and to develop corresponding observation strategies using these "distributed" systems, specific analyses were conducted and used to justify "distributed" measurement requirements and quantify their expected performance. This presentation will describe the types of convoys, the expected observations, and their applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10776, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VII, 107760I (22 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500285
Show Author Affiliations
Ziad S. Haddad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ousmane O. Sy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Graeme L. Stephens, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sue C. van den Heever, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Derek Posselt, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10776:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VII
Eastwood Im; Song Yang, Editor(s)

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