The University of Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR) is an observational system for the study
of cloud structure, dynamics, and composition. Operating at 95 GHz (3 mm wavelength,
W-band), the radar provides high-resolution measurements of reflectivity, velocity,
and polarization fields. Depending on the antenna configuration, WCR can be operated
in various single- and multi-beam configurations. The WCR can be equally supported
by the Wyoming King Air and the NSF/NCAR C-130. One of the radar's advantages is that
it depicts reflectivity and velocity fields at high spatial resolution - on the order
of tens of meters.
Configuration: UWyo King Air and NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraftNumber of available systems: 1
Dr. Coltin Grasmick / email@example.com / (307) 766-4899
To describe weather events during which collection is desired (i.e., clouds, precipitation,aerosol),
provide specific information for the radar targets. It will help us consider the capability
of the radar to provide quality data for them.