35 GHz Cloudradar

Specification:

Owner  KNMI
Manufacturer  Degreane Horizon
Frequency  34.86 GHz
Elevation Angle  90 (fixed)
Measurement Range  0.2 - 13 km (adjustable)
Range Resolution  90 m (selectable)
Beamwidth  0.36
Antenna  1.8 m diameter center fed Cassegrain
Time Synchronisation  PC-clock synchronised to GPS-clock every 9 hours
Peak Power  100 W (max)
Duty cycle  Max. 25%
   

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Vertical profiles  description  unit  resolution
   backscatter  calibrated radar equivalent backscatter  dBZe  
   vertical speed  mean spectral vertical speed (1st moment)  m/s  
   spectra width  the width of the peak of the Doppler spectrum  m/s  
# gates  144    90 m
       
File format  netCDF (CloudNET-convention)    

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