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High-Altitude Wind and Airborne Profiler (HIWRAP)

High-Altitude Wind and Airborne Profiler (HIWRAP)

Instrument Type: 
Mission(s): 
ICESat-2
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission

HIWRAP is a solid state dual-band (Ku-band: 14 GHz and Ka-band: 35 GHz) profiling Doppler radar, capable of providing reflectivity and Doppler velocity profiles of falling precipitation, including snow. HIWRAP has flown on NASA’s ER-2 aircraft and Global Hawk UAV.