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RASS demonstration on a NOAA network wind profiler

RASS demonstration on a NOAA network wind profiler

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Wave Propagation Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Boulder, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmospheric temperature -- Remote sensing,
  • Meteorological instruments

  • Edition Notes

    StatementK.P. Moran ... [et al.]
    SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL WPL -- 184, NOAA technical memorandum ERL WPL -- 184
    ContributionsMoran, K. P, Wave Propagation Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiii, 24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14690897M

    Mailing Address. NOAA ESRL PSD Broadway Boulder, CO Connect with ESRL. Consequently, the radar wind profiler measures bird motion instead of, or in addition to, atmospheric motion. Migrating birds have no effect on RASS. Birds generally migrate year-round along preferred flyways, with the peak migrations occurring at night during the spring and fall months [ ].

    network of MHz full tropospheric profilers – the NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) – since The Profiler Program began in with a congressional initiative for a Wind Profiler Demonstration Network. The NPN Mission Statement was “to develop, deploy, and operate a network of 30 wind profilers in the central. "This summary describes the Wind Profiler Demonstration Network (WPDN), developed and operated by NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) - Forecast Systems Laboratory (FLS) - Demonstration Division, in conjunction with the research, development, and operational support of other ERL and National Weather Service (NWS) groups and staff.

    Soon meteorologists at Kennedy Space Center and nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will have a new tool to help maximize launch success.   In particular, the derivation of mean radial motion, wind shear, turbulence parameters, and boundary layer structure from the zeroth, first, and second moment of the Doppler spectrum is explained. Furthermore, this chapter introduces the instruments wind profiler radar, Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS), and SOund Detection And Ranging (SODAR).Author: Laura Bianco, Laura Bianco.


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RASS demonstration on a NOAA network wind profiler Download PDF EPUB FB2

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The wind profilers and RASS documented mesoscale wind velocity and thermal features up to mb that were unresolved temporally and spatially by the synoptic-scale rawinsonde network.

Results demonstrate the potential for multisystem (network) applications of this revolutionary technology for describing the temporal and spatial evolution of synoptic-scale and mesoscale weather by: Each was equipped with Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) capability to measure virtual temperature.

This was the first side-by-side comparison of all three of the most common wind-profiler frequencies: 50,and MHz.

The MHz system was a NOAA Wind Profiler Demonstration Network (WPDN) by: the new NOAA Wind Profiler Demonstration Network (WPDN) units manufactured by Unisys, Inc. (now called Paramax), and operated by the NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) as part of a station network across the central United States (Chadwick and Hassel ).

WPL added RASS capability to this profiler for the ARM research. Doppler analysis is performed. Wind and temperature are derived via their influence on the speed of sound. windRASS™ is the first wind and tem-perature profiler that works anywhere, anytime. It is immune to ground clutter and ambient noise, making it a perfect solution for urban or industrial environ-ments.

Since windRASS™ does notFile Size: KB. A brief description is given of NOAA's MHz Wind Profiler Demonstration Network (WPDN), including the radar configuration, sampling strategy, site locations and characteristics, and a. The precision of hour-averaged profiler winds is better than 1 m s21, and the precision of the RASS virtual temperature is better than K.

Corrections to the virtual temperature measured by the Author: Laura Bianco. The MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP50) measures wind profiles from (nominally) 2 to 12 km and virtual temperature profiles from 2 to 4 km. It operates by transmitting electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere and measuring the strength and frequency of backscattered energy.

Virtual temperatures. demonstration network of wind profilers in the central U.S. during the early ’s (Fig. This network is now referred to as the NOAA Profiler Network (NPN).

A Cost of Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA) mandated by the U.S. Senate (th Congress) was completed in to compare the “cost to upgrade the NOAAFile Size: 2MB.

The profiler was designed by NOAA (see Ecklund et al) and built by the Radian Corporation. The RASS addition to the profiler. Immediately adjacent to the profiler are four special speakers that are part of the Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) addition to the profiler.

The speakers broadcast sounds around Hz in the vertical. MADIS NOAA Profiler Network Quality Control Checks The level 1 validity checks restrict observations to falling within a TSP-specified set of tolerance limits. Wind speeds not falling within the limits are flagged as failing the QC check.

Singal S.P., Goel M. () Radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) for studying the lower atmosphere. In: Singal S.P. (eds) Acoustic Remote Sensing Applications.

Lecture Notes Cited by: 1. Profiler Network. This profiler network is part of the ICARTT Surface Network sites. The design of the integrated wind profiler observing system network is driven by two primary and somewhat competing objectives: to characterize in and to develop a climatology of boundary-layer structure along the New England coast (i.e., an ABL-scale.

MHz Profiler Network. ETL has developed a network consisting of 14 portable MHz radar wind profilers with RASS. Data transmission and communications are accomplished via phone lines and satellite systems to a central data hub in Boulder, Colorado.

The lower frequencies can probe greater altitudes, but the MHz wind profilers have a minimum range of about km limiting their usefulness for some studies.

These preliminary results indicate that the use of RASS in concert with wind profilers has promise for operational by: The majority of CAP systems are MHz Boundary Layer Profilers, there are also several MHz and 50 MHz profilers in the CAP network. The current status of CAP sites in the continental US are shown on the map below.

Stars represent sites that produce both wind and RASS data. PSD deployed a network of wind profilers/RASS and surface meteorology sensors along the Colorado front range to support these two major aircraft-based air chemistry field campaigns during the sum-mer and early fall of White HIWINGS (High Wind Gas Exchange Study) NSF, NOAA National Investigation of air-sea trace gas fluxes in high.

Nash and T. Oakley: Development of COST 76 Wind Profiler Network m UPP~R WIND PLAN VIEW PRESENTATION 05/02/ TIME WINDOW =+/hours1,5minutes WIND SPEED LEGEND WIND PROFILER & VAD DATA RADIO SONOEL DATA AIRCRAFT DA-tA L i s i i i i i i i i,-r l /71 /t,l I.

I The Met Office Fig. by: 7. 19 archived wind profiler data from the NOAA Profiler Network (NPN) sites located throughout the 20 central United States. Unlike previous studies, the present algorithm has been applied to a long 21 record of publicly available wind profiler signal backscatter data.

Under clear conditions,File Size: KB. Wind-profiler mixing depth (m MSL) 0 DI A L mixing depth (m MSL) LST After widespread rain Wind speed (m/s) Delta mixing depth (m) Horizontal variations in mixing caused by land-use differences are effected by wind speed.

Up to four sets of radar parameters can be defined for the ISS wind profiler and RASS system. These are set up interactively by the operator.

The operator enters values for the inter-pulse period (IPP), the pulse width (PW), the number of heights (NHTS), the time from the first transmitted pulse to the first sampled height (DELAY), and the spacing between the sampled heights (SPACE).forthcoming NOAA Wind Profiler Demonstration Network have correspondingly greater height coverage (May et al.

; Moran et al. ). The operating parameters and typical height coverage of the RASS and the MHz wind profiler are given in Table 1. In addition to the RASS and the wind profiler .Wind Profiler Demo Network. wpdn: Wind Profiler Demo Network. Data from an array of wind profilers are provided from NOAA’s Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) Demonstration Division.

These data include wind profiles, spectral moments, RASS temperature profiles, GPS, and .