Observations of cloud properties using the millimeter-wave FM-CW radar of Chiba Univ.

Toshiaki Takano, Jun Yamaguchi, H. Abe, Ken Ichi Futaba, Shin Ichi Yokote, Hiroshi Kubo, Ken Ichi Akita, Youhei Kawamura, Hiroshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ohno, Tamio Takamura, Teruyuki Nakajima, Hajime Okamoto, Yasushi Fujiyoshi, Nobuo Sugimoto

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We developed a low-power and high-sensitivity cloud profiling radar transmitting frequency modulated continuous wave (FM-CW) at 95 GHz for ground-based observations. Using the developed millimeter-wave radar, we observed clouds on cruises on "Mirai", a Japanese scientific research vessel, in the Arctic Ocean and the southwest of the Pacific Ocean in 2004, and northern half of the Pacific Ocean in 2005. The radar provided good and sensitive data in these long-term observations. Observations of Clouds in such large area are useful for investigating global characteristics of clouds: e.g., latitude dependence of cloud structures, height change of melting layer, distribution of cloud water contents, and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Dec 12 2006Dec 15 2006

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


Other2006 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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