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Title: CloudSat : the Cloud Profiling Radar Mission
Authors: Im, Eastwood
Durden, Stephen L.
Tanelli, Simone
Keywords: radar
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2006
Publisher: Chinese Institute of Electronics.
Citation: 2006 CIE International Conference proceedings on Radar, Shanghai, China, October 16-19, 2006.
Abstract: The Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), the primary science instrument of the CloudSat Mission, is a 94-GHz nadir-looking radar that measures the power backscattered by clouds as a function of distance from the radar. This instrument will acquire a global time series of vertical cloud structure at 500-m vertical resolution and 1.4-km horizontal resolution. CPR will operate in a short-pulse mode and will yield measurements at a minimum detectable sensitivity of -28 dBZ
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