Vapor In-Cloud Profiling Radar (VIPR)

Status

Status: 
Operational
Operated By: 
PI

Vapor In-cloud Profiling Radar (VIPR), provides high-vertical-resolution water vapor soundings within the PBL. Importantly, VIPR implements for the first time the differential absorption radar (DAR) approach to provide sounding within the cloudy and precipitating volumes.  

Instrument Type: 
Measurements: 
Aircraft: 
Twin Otter, NASA P-3 Orion - WFF, DC-8 -AFRC
Missions: 
IMPACTS (NASA P-3 Orion - WFF)
Point(s) of Contact: 
Ian McCubbin (Co-I), Ken Cooper (POC; PI)