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Development status of cloud profiling radar for EarthCARE
Author(s): Hirotaka Nakatsuka; Hiroaki Horie; Kazuyuki Okada; Yasuo Sakaide; Toshiyoshi Kimura; Yuichi Ohno; Kenji Sato; Nobuhiro Takahashi; Hiroshi Kumagai
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Paper Abstract

Global three-dimensional cloud distributions and their properties are important information to estimate the earth radiation budget more precisely. The interactions between cloud particles and aerosols are also focused to improve accuracies of climate model. In order to meet expectations of scientists developing climate models for global warming problem, European and Japanese space agencies plan to launch a satellite called EarthCARE. The Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), which will be the first millimeter-wave Doppler radar in space, is installed on this satellite as one of main sensors to observe clouds. This paper describes the latest design and development status of EarthCARE CPR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74740O (28 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830345
Show Author Affiliations
Hirotaka Nakatsuka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroaki Horie, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kazuyuki Okada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasuo Sakaide, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yuichi Ohno, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kenji Sato, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Nobuhiro Takahashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hiroshi Kumagai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7474:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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