Tropical Winds Measured by the Arecibo Radar

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  • a School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853
  • | b Aeronomy Laboratory, NOAA, Boulder, CO 80302
  • | c School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
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Abstract

Preliminary measurements of tropospheric and stratospheric parameters using the large 430 MHz radar at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, show excellent agreement between a wind profile deduced from the radar back-scatter and a profile obtained simultaneously from a rawinsonde ascent from San Juan. The measured variations of scattered power with altitude agree quite well with predictions of atmospheric turbulence theory.

Abstract

Preliminary measurements of tropospheric and stratospheric parameters using the large 430 MHz radar at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, show excellent agreement between a wind profile deduced from the radar back-scatter and a profile obtained simultaneously from a rawinsonde ascent from San Juan. The measured variations of scattered power with altitude agree quite well with predictions of atmospheric turbulence theory.

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