4.1 Continuous wind, temperature and humidity profiles as provided by wind profiling radar and passive microwave radiometer designed for quick deployment

Tuesday, 5 May 2015: 12:00 AM
Great Lakes Ballroom (Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar)
S. McLaughlin, DeTect, Inc., Longmont, CO; and R. Ware

Two new portable radar wind profiler models have been integrated with passive microwave radiometer systems to allow continuous real-time lower tropospheric and boundary layer wind, temperature and humidity profiles. The wind profiler systems (one at 915 MHz and one at 449 MHz) were integrated on trailers for easy transport and quick setup/teardown. The radiometers use a preinstalled mechanical mount and cables. All electronics are installed in a shock-mounted rack inside an environmentally controlled personnel shelter, also mounted on a trailer. Communications and data dissemination is through a cellular modem or a satellite link. The systems can be setup in less than 30 minutes and can operate from local hard power or through the use of a generator. Data output includes wind profiles, skew-T outputs, and other displays of winds, temperature and humidity in the boundary layer and lower troposphere (depending on radar model). A system description and example data will show be shown.
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