The NCAR HIAPER Cloud Radar (HCR) is an airborne millimeter (W-band) wavelength radar that provides high spatial and temporal resolution remote sensing capabilities on the NSF/NCAR HIAPER aircraft. The HCR is housed in a 20 inch diameter wing pod and is capable of estimating winds and microphysics over a 15 km radius with 40 meter gate spacing. HCR can be operated in scanning and fixed-pointing modes for detecting cloud boundaries and cloud liquid and ice. The HCR beamwidth is 0.7 deg and range resolution is between 40 and 150 m.
Configuration: NSF/NCAR HIAPER GV aircraft
Number of available systems: 1