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Title: ORCA: Using the Investigator radar as a moving reference for the Australian operational radar network
Id: 2498
Investigator(s): Alain Protat
Bureau of Meteorology [details]

Description: The aim of the Optimizing Radar Calibration and Attenuation corrections (ORCA) project is to use the Investigator C-band Doppler dual-polarization weather radar (SEAPOL) and OceanRAIN ODM470 disdrometer as moving references to: (A) Evaluate (and if needed improve) the calibration of selected coastal radars from the BOM operational weather radar network and investigate some aspects of these calibration techniques further. (B) Characterise the regional variability of the so-called self-consistency dual-polarization calibration relationship using disdrometer observations for use in future operational calibration techniques. Our second main aim is to develop C-band attenuation corrections for SEAPOL using unattenuated collocated S-band ground-based radar measurements from the operational radar network collected during the transit voyages.
Years: 2019

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IN2019_T03

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Alain Protat (BOM) The voyage objectives are to collect Investigator C-band Doppler dual-polarization weather radar (SEAPOL), Ocean RAIN, ODM470 disdrometer, and micro rain radar (MRR-2) observations of precipitation collocated with as many radars from the BoM operational radar network located along the coast from Darwin to Fremantle.
IN2019_T02

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Rob Beaman (JCU) RV Investigator research voyage in2019_t02, titled “Deep seascapes of the Great Barrier Reef: Uncovering submarine canyons and landslides.”
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