G-band cloud radar, multi-frequency radar measurement, cloud, precipitation
Observations collected during the 25-February-2020 deployment of the Vapor In-Cloud Profiling Radar at the Stony Brook Radar Observatory clearly demonstrate the potential of G-band radars for cloud and precipitation research. The field experiment, which coordinated an X-, Ka, W-and G-band radar, revealed that the differential reflectivity from Ka-G-band pair provides larger signals than the traditional Ka-W pairing underpinning an increased sensitivity to smaller amounts of liquid and ice water mass and sizes. The data include:
1) Vapor In-Cloud Profiling Radar (VIPR) collected on 24-26 February 2020
2) W-band profiling radar (ROGER) collected on 25 February 2020
3) Ka-band Scanning Polarimetric Radar (KASPR) vertically-pointing measurements on 25 February 2020
4) SBU Phased Array Radar (SKYLER) vertically-pointing measurements on 25 February 2020
5) Lufft CHM lidar collected on 25 February 2020
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Lamer, K., Oue, M., Battaglia, A., Roy, R. J., Cooper, K. B., Dhillon, R., and Kollias, P.: Multi-frequency Radar Observations of Clouds and Precipitation Including the G-band, Atmos. Meas. Tech, 2021.