Micro Rain Radars (MRRs) – IFloodS

MRRs measure the velocity and size of raindrops and show the vertical (overhead) extent of precipitation and clouds.

Micro Rain Radar

Micro rain radar

Number of sites needed


Site Requirements

Site must have access to a power source, 120 VAC at 2 amps (required).

Internet access (if available).

Site Access

Iowa Flood Center and NASA staff will install the radars and visit the site weekly during the project period. Visits may occur more frequently depending on the type of data collection.

Deployment Dates

4/1/13 – 7/1/13
Depending on weather conditions, units could be installed as early as mid-March.

To express interest in serving as a host site for instrumentation, contact:
Sara Steussy, Iowa Flood Center, 319-394-1875.