PECAN - Science Platforms and Instrumentation
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Radars (Stationary and Mobile)


Stationary Radars
S-PolKa
PX-1000


Mobile Radars
SMART-Rs
NO-XP
RaXpol
MAX
DOW 6
DOW 7
DOW 8


Mobile Mesonets and In-Situ PODs

NSSL Mesonet
CSWR Mesonet
CSWR Mesonet
CSWR MORC


Airborne Instrument Platforms
King Air
NASA DC-8
NOAA P-3


PECAN Integrated Sounding Arrays (PISAs)

In addition to the platforms listed above, PECAN will also utilize the PISA Networks, consisting of the following instruments:

Fixed PISA #1: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Central Facility near Lamont, KS
ARM Raman Lidar
ARM AERI
ARM Radiosonde
ARM Wind Profiler
ARM Doppler Lidar
ARM C-SPAR
ARM AOS
ARM KASACR


Fixed PISA #2: Greensburg, KS
Howard University GAUS
NASA Raman Lidar
ARM AERI
Fixed PISA #2 will also include
  • NASA Doppler Lidar
  • NASA K-band Radar
  • Howard University Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County Doppler Lidar
  • U of Maryland Baltimore County Micropulse Lidar
  • Naval Postgraduate School sodar
  • Naval Postgraduate School surface flux station
  • Naval Postgraduate School ceilometer
  • Naval Postgraduate School surface meteorology
  • Naval Postgraduate School tethersonde


Fixed PISA #3: Ellis, KS
Modular Profiling Network
NCAR WV DIAL
ARM AERI
Fixed PISA #3 will also include
  • University of Manitoba Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP)
  • University of Manitoba (DL) senith only
  • Millersville University sondes
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  • Millersville University Micropulse Lidar (MPL)
  • Millersville University surface flux
  • Millersville University tethersonde
  • NCAR GPS receiver


Fixed PISA #4: Minden, NE
NCAR/EOL ISS
NCAR/EOL GAUS
ARM AERI
Fixed PISA #4 will also include
  • NCAR Surface met
  • NCAR surface flux
  • NCAR GPS receiver
  • NCAR ceilometer


Fixed PISA #5: Brewster, KS
NCAR/EOL ISS
NCAR/EOL GAUS
ARM AERI
Fixed PISA #5 will also include
  • NCAR Surface met
  • NCAR surface flux
  • NCAR sodar
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
  • NCAR GPS receiver


Fixed PISA #6:
ARM AERI
ARM Radiosonde
Fixed PISA #6 will also include
  • University of Manitoba Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP)
  • University of Manitoba Wind Profiler
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville Surface meteorology Instrumentation


Mobile PISA #1: CLAMPS
OU CLAMPS
Mobile PISA #1 will also include
  • Radiosondes
  • Surface meteorology


Mobile PISA #2: MIPS
UAH MIPS
Mobile PISA #2 will also include
  • Wind Profiler
  • Ceilometer
  • Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP)
  • X-band radar (MAX)
  • Doppler Lidar
  • Surface meteorology station
  • Radiosondes


Mobile PISA #3: SPARC
U Wisconsin SPARC
Mobile PISA #3 will also include
  • AERI
  • Doppler Lidar
  • High-spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL)
  • Surface meteorology
  • Radiosondes


Mobile PISA #4: SPARC
NCAR MISS
NCAR/EOL GAUS
Mobile PISA #4 will also include
  • NCAR/EOL Surface meteorology station