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Title Doppler Effect Modelling for Air Motion Estimates

Thematic Area Atmosphere

Cost 300 - 400 K

Action Line Novel Mission Concepts

Status Completed in 2011

Missions Future Mission

Sensors Doppler radar

Project Description


There is presently no sufficiently developed European or Canadian expertise for the exploitation of Doppler measurements from space radars.

This activity would be two fold:
1. Exploitation of the potential of a new technology for meteorological applications and,
2. assessment of the potential of a new mission concept, based on a single instrument.

The results of the study will lay the foundation for the interpretation and exploitation of radar Doppler measurements for cloud modelling (in climate and weather models) and atmospheric data assimilation.

It will furthermore be essential the establishment of observational requirements for space-borne Doppler radars and allow the quantitative assessment of their performance. Finally, it will be instrumental for strengthening European expertise in the scientific and operational exploitation of Doppler observations from space-borne radars, including the Japanese CPR onboard EarthCARE and potential future Doppler radar missions.

Project Consortium

Project Partners McGill : McGill University(Prime contractor)
U Bonn : Meteorologisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn(Subcontractor)
DEIMOS : DEIMOS Space S.L.(Subcontractor)

Contact Points

Project Manager Dr. Pavlos Kollias
McGill University
The Earth System Science Program
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 2K6
Tel: +1 514 398 1500
Fax: +1 514 398 6115

Technical Officer Tobias Wehr


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