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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

Supercooled Liquid and Mixed-phase Cloud Profiler (SLiM)

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The aim of this project is to define a suite of radars and radiometers for quantifying supercooled liquid water in mixed-phase clouds, focusing on millimeter and submillimeter-wave sensors for airborne, and eventually spaceborne, platforms. The primary focus is to determine the requirements of a G-band radar for observing mixed-phase clouds. Additional active and passive bands that will facilitate such measurements will be identified.

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