|Participant||Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research|
An RPG-HATPRO Microwave Radiometer (MWR) operating at the frequency bands 22.24 - 31.4 GHz, 51.0-58.0 GHz is able to provide humidity and temperature vertical profiling. This instrument can support two different scanning strategies; pointing constantly to the zenith direction or/and scanning in 6 different elevation angles down to 5o elevation angle.
The first mode aims to full troposphere profiling up to 10km altitude with a vertical resolution of 150-250m. When the MWR operates in the zenith mode, several atmospheric parameters such as the Integrated Water Vapor (IWV) and Liquid Water Path (LWP) can be retrieved with a high temporal resolution of 1sec.
The second scanning mode aims to boundary layer studies up to 1km with a higher spatial resolution of 50m. The latter is essential for resolving temperature inversions within the boundary layer.
Vertical profiles of Temperature/ Relative Humidity (high precision in the PBL)