Stephen J. Frasier

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This paper describes the turbulent eddy profiler (TEP), a volume-imaging, UHF radar wind profiler designed for clear-air measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer on scales comparable to grid cell sizes of large eddy simulation models. TEP employs a large array of antennas—each feeding an independent receiver—to simultaneously generate multiple beams(More)
Today’s weather observing radars are designed for long-range (up to hundreds of km) coverage with single-beam antennas designed to comprehensively map winds, precipitation, and other phenomena over large volumes of the midto uppertroposphere. Data collected by these sensors serve as critical inputs to weather-related decision making in many public and(More)
The recent use of along-track interferometry (ATI) in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has shown promise for synoptic measurement of ocean surface currents. ATI-SARs have been used to estimate wave fields, currents, and current features. This paper describes and analyzes a dual-beam along-track interferometer to provide spatially resolved vector surface(More)
For many years, spatial and temporal inhomogeneities in precipitation fields have been studied using scanning radars, cloud radars, and disdrometers, for example. Each measurement technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. Conventional profiling radars point vertically and collect data while the atmosphere advects across the field of view. Invoking(More)
The dual-beam interferometer is an airborne instrument that combines two vertically polarized C-band along-track interferometric synthetic aperture radars (AT-InSARs) observing the surface below at different squints. The system was designed by the University of Massachusetts and saw several deployments in the early 2000s. An imagery of a small vessel with a(More)
[1] Coherent radar imaging (CRI), which is fundamentally a beamforming process, has been used to create images of microscale, reflectivity structures within the resolution volume of atmospheric Doppler radars. This powerful technique has the potential to unlock many new discoveries in atmospheric studies. The Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP) is a unique 915(More)