Aircraft liquid/vapor radiometer operating and 23.87 GHz and 31.65 GHz
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Boulder, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Meteorological instruments -- Design and construction,
  • Radiometers -- Design and construction

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StatementD.A. Hazen, W.B. Madsen, M.D. Jacobson
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL ETL -- 257
ContributionsMadsen, W. B, Jacobson, M. D, Environmental Technology Laboratory (Environmental Research Laboratories)
The Physical Object
Pagination75 p.
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13618969M

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systems operate at either or GHz, near a water vapor rotational absorption line, and at GHz, which is sensitive primarily to liquid water. the 20 to 32 GHz vapor absorption spectrum. One is the equivalent of the Liebe model, referred to as Liebe The other two are based on a parameterization of the Liebe model and are intended to apply only to the 20 to 32 GHz spectral range utilized by most current water vapor radiometers. at GHz and K at GHz channel over a very large range of water vapor and atmospheric conditions. Moreover, as seen befo re during another experiment (Han ), the ETL procedure reduces. key radiometer specifications from the manufacturer are shown in Table 1. Figure 2. The PR water vapor radiometer. Table 1. Key radiometer specifications. Parameter Specification Operating Frequency 22 to 30 GHz selectable in 21 steps IF Bandwidth MHz double sideband Antenna Beamwidth 3 deg Antenna Sidelobe Level.

The dual-frequency radiometer at (vertical polarization) and GHz (horizontal polarization) was developed by NOAA ETL (Hazen et al. ; Jacobson et al. ) and follows the receiver design of Hogg et al. (). The two frequencies share a common antenna (offset parabola), and have equal half-power beamwidths °. J. B. Snider's 75 research works with 3, citations and 2, reads, including: Long-Term Observations of Cloud Liquid, Water Vapor, and Cloud-Base Temperature in the North Atlantic Ocean. Relevant features of the (E)VLA 25m antennas Cassegrain feeds span to 50 GHz using octave and sub-octave horn feeds Feeds arranged in circle at secondary focus – asymmetric subreflector directs beam to a feed Interferometer baselines between 45m and 30km Semi-arid site at m elevation – 25 cm annual precipitation – Mean p.w.v.: 5mm in winter, up to 15mm in summer. Vapor Radiometer for the ALMA project from scratch in 18 months and will deliver 50 units within the next 18 months. The GHz 12 5 MH z HMC LP4. V to F V to F V to F V to F LVDS LVDS LVDS LVDS. – 2 GHz 2 – GHz operating temperatures are and K respectively and the dew point at the ALMA site is avoided.

In addition, a dual-channel Microwave Water Substance Radiometer (MWSR) at and GHz and a Fourier Transform Infrared Radiometer (FTIR) were operated. The FTIR operated between and cm{sup -1} and measured some of the first high spectral resolution (1 cm{sup -1}) radiation data taken in the tropics. Frequency: GHz, GHz, GHz, GHz, and GHz. The Nimbus 6 Scanning Microwave Spectrometer (SCAMS) was designed to map tropospheric temperature profiles, water vapor abundance, and cloud water content to be used for weather prediction even in the presence of clouds, which block conventional satellite infrared sensors. water vapor absorption at 22 GHz and one channel in the liquid absorption region around 30 GHz. In particular, the ARM Program has been operating for several years a two-channel microwave radiometer, the MWR, with frequencies at and GHz. During the cold Arctic winter, the amount.   safety requirements for the fuel tanks on commercial aircraft. One technique, recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), is to maintain sufficient fuel in the center wing tanks of transport aircraft to limit the liquid fuel temperature rise and evaporation, thus keeping the vapor fuel/air ratio below the explosive limit.