TitleAcronymContact PersonCenterAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Airborne Cloud RadarACRSteven J Dinardo (PI)JPLDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter (DOE)RadarRadar Reflectivity
Vertical profile
Zenith (directly upwards), Nadir (directly downwards)
150 m
94.905 GHz; 94.915 GHz; 94.925 GHz; 94.935 GHz
Airborne Rain Mapping RadarARMARSteve Durden (Co-I)JPLDC-8 - AFRCRadarDoppler Velocity, Radar Reflectivity, Brightness Temperature
Ground
Cross-track scanning
9000 m (at 12 km)
800 m (at 12 km)
13.8 GHz
Airborne Second Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-2Simone Tanelli (PI)JPLDC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFRadarRadar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHzKu band
Airborne Third Generation Precipitation RadarAPR-3Simone Tanelli (PI)JPLP-3 Orion - WFF, P-3RadarRadar Reflectivity, , Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Cross-track scanning
0.2 Hz
120 m
13.4 GHz; 35.6 GHz; 94 GHzKu band
Cloud Radar SystemCRSGerald Heymsfield (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)
94 GHz
ER-2 Doppler RadarEXRADGerald Heymsfield (PI)NASA GSFCER-2 - AFRCRadarRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity,
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards), Downwards pointing but not directly downwards
1200 m (at 20 km)
9.72 GHz
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne ProfilerHIWRAPGerald Heymsfield (PI)NASA GSFCGlobal Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCRadar, ScatterometerRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Ground
Conical scanning