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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1815-1839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1815-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1815-1839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1815-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Mar 2019

Research article | 20 Mar 2019

Calibration of a 35 GHz airborne cloud radar: lessons learned and intercomparisons with 94 GHz cloud radars

Florian Ewald et al.
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A unified data set of airborne cloud remote sensing using he HALO Microwave Package (HAMP) H. Konow, M. Jacob, F. Ament, S. Crewell, F. Ewald, M. Hagen, L. Hirsch, F. Jansen, M. Mech, and B. Stevens https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-116

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This study gives a summary of lessons learned during the absolute calibration of the airborne, high-power Ka-band cloud radar HAMP MIRA on board the German research aircraft HALO. The first part covers the internal calibration of the instrument where individual instrument components are characterized in the laboratory. In the second part, the internal calibration is validated with external reference sources like the ocean surface backscatter and different air- and spaceborne cloud radars.
This study gives a summary of lessons learned during the absolute calibration of the airborne,...
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