Development of a New Videosonde Observation System for In-situ Precipitation Particle Measurements

Access this Article

Author(s)

Abstract

A new videosonde receiving system consisting of two receiving antennas for a set of videosonde and GPS radiosonde has been developed. The antenna for the videosondes is controlled by a GPS slave method, in which the antenna elevation and azimuth are processed every second using GPS location data obtained from a GPS radiosonde attached to the videosonde. The results of the first experimental flight conducted in Okinawa as part of a synchronized observation campaign of a C-band polarimetric radar and videosondes reveal successful reception of clear images of precipitation particles in clouds.

Journal

  • SOLA

    SOLA (8), 1-4, 2012

    Meteorological Society of Japan

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004448568
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1349-6476
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
Page Top