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ID-50 :   Millimeter-wave cloud radar observation in Ny-Alesund



Research/Observation Title

Millimeter-wave cloud radar observation in Ny-Alesund

Science Summary (common)

[purpose] In order to investigate optical and microphysical properties and internal structures of various clouds, long-term continuous measurements including radar reflectivity and doppler velocity are performed with a ground-based cloud radar. [outline] The cloud radar is installed in a 20-ft-length robust container and placed in the west of Rabben Station. The radar is remotely controlled via Iinternet, and the data are regularly transferred to a data server in Chiba University. Installation will be done in September, and the measurement will begin in October, 2013.
- Individual Project Information 1/1 Research/Observation Period 2013-09-01 〜 2013-12-31


Atmospheric Science, Cryosphere, Meteorology and Climate


RollContact PersonNameToshiaki TakanoAffiliationChiba
RollContact PersonNameY. KawamuraAffiliationChiba University
RollContact PersonNameM. YanagaAffiliationChiba University
RollContact PersonNameM. ShiobaraAffiliationNIPR

Research/Observation Methods

Ground-based continuous measurements with FMCW-type 95GHz doppler radar (FALCON-A) at Rabben Station

Research/Observation Period

2013-09-01 〜 2013-12-31

Research/Observation Point (Detail)

Field Site: Ny-Alesund Latitude [degree]: 78.928977 Longitude [degree]: 11.878710
Data Registration
05:28 on Wed July 20, 2016
Last Update
02:29 on Thu July 19, 2018