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Volume 7, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 4539-4553, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-4539-2014
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 4539-4553, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-4539-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Dec 2014

Research article | 20 Dec 2014

HAMP – the microwave package on the High Altitude and LOng range research aircraft (HALO)

M. Mech et al.
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Here the High Altitude and LOng range research aircraft Microwave Package (HAMP) is introduced. The package consists of three passive radiometer modules with 26 channels between 22 and 183 GHz and a 36 GHz Doppler cloud radar. The manuscript describes the instrument specifications, the installation in the aircraft, and the operation. Furthermore, results from simulation and retrieval studies, as well as measurements from a first test campaign, are shown.
Here the High Altitude and LOng range research aircraft Microwave Package (HAMP) is introduced....
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