On planes, three rain radars are better than one

13 agosto 2014

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill — and never before had NASA flown more than two. But for a recent field campaign, more definitely was better. Future precipitation missions and, more particularly, the Aerosol Clouds Ecology mission, which the National Research Council recommended in its Earth Science Decadal Survey, have made the development of new radar systems to observe clouds and light precipitation a priority.