TitleAcronymContact PersonAircraftTypeMeasurementsMeasurement RangeMeasurement Instrument PointingMeasurement FrequencyMeasurement Swath WidthMeasurement Horizontal ResolutionMeasurement Vertical ResolutionMeasurement WavelengthsMeasurement Notes
Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling SystemAVAPSGary Wick (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFFDropsondePressure, Temperature, Humidity, Wind
Vertical profile
Conically-Scanning Two-look Airborne RadiometerC-STARAnthony Guillory (Mgr)DC-8 - AFRCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Conical scanning
37 GHz; 85 GHz
Doppler Aerosol WiNd LidarDAWNMichael J. Kavaya (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, B-200 (UC-12B) - LARCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Other vertical scanning
High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne ProfilerHIWRAPGerald Heymsfield (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRCRadar, ScatterometerRadar Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity, Wind
Ground
Conical scanning
Hurricane Imaging RadiometerHIRADDaniel Cecil (PI)Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCRadiometerWind, Rain Rate
Ground
Cross-track scanning
22000 m (at 11 km)
1000 m (at 11 km)
4-7 GHz
Meteorological Measurement SystemMMST. Paul Bui (PI)Alpha Jet, DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCWind, Turbulence, Temperature, Aircraft position
In situ
Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind SensorMACAWSJeffry Rothermel (PI)DC-8 - AFRCLidarWind, Aerosol Backscattering
Vertical profile
Limb scanning
Sea Surface Wind SpeedGPS-R WindsJim Garrison (PI)B-200 - LARC, P-3 Orion - WFFSounderWind
Ground
Nadir (directly downwards)
Tropospheric Wind Lidar Technology ExperimentTWiLiTEBruce Gentry (PI)DC-8 - AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC, Global Hawk - AFRC, WB-57 - JSCLidarWind
Vertical profile
Nadir (directly downwards)