Comparison of Concurrent Radar and Aircraft Measurements of Cirrus Clouds
Cirrus Clouds, Citation Research Aircraft, Mid-course Radar
The instrumented North Dakota Citation Research Aircraft and the Navy’s Mid-Course Radar (MCR), a high-resolution radar, obtained concurrent measurements of anvil cirrus clouds during seven research flights over Cape Canaveral, Florida in the summer of 2015 (CAPE2015). The Citation Research Aircraft is equipped with instruments for measuring GPS location and altitude, pressure, temperature, dew point temperature, and wind velocity, as well as set of cloud physics instruments. The MCR is a C-band, dual-polarization, Doppler radar with the capability of switching between two waveforms, a low-resolution beam and a high-resolution beam. Two radar reflectivity data sets are included: an observed radar reflectivity factor data set from the MCR and a derived equivalent radar reflectivity factor data set obtained from microphysical probes onboard the Citation Research Aircraft.
Two-Dimensional Stereo (2D-S) probe, High Volume Particle Spectrometer version 3 (HVPS3) probe, Nevzorov Total and Liquid Water Content Probe, Applanix Position and Orientation System for Airborne Vehicles, Rosemount Total Temperature Probe, Two-Dimensional Cloud (2D-C) probe, Tunable Diode Laser Hygrometer, Edgetech Dew Point Sensor, Mid-Course Radar (MCR)
Cape2015 Field Project
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/Kennedy Space Center, Florida; Titusville, Florida
29 Degrees 0 Minutes North Latitude
81 Degrees 0 Minutes West Longitude
79 Degrees 30 Minutes West Langitude
27 Degrees 45 Minutes North Latitude
31-7-2015 6:18 PM
2-8-2015 10:00 PM
Gapp, Nicholas and Delene, David J., "Comparison of Concurrent Radar and Aircraft Measurements of Cirrus Clouds" (2020). Datasets. 16.