Datastream : 1290BSRWPWINDAVG

1290-MHz Beam-Steered Radar Wind Profiler: Wind and Moment Averages

Active Dates
2012.12.06 - 2016.12.29

Measurement Categories
Atmospheric State

Originating Instrument
Radar Wind Profiler (RWP)

Measurements

Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default.

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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
MET data averaging interval. s averaging_interval ( mode )
Pointing azimuth, from true north. degree azimuth ( mode, beam )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Beam index unitless beam ( beam )
Fast Fourier Transform length. unitless fourier_transform_length ( mode )
The altitude AGL of the center of the range gate. m height ( mode, level )
Interpulse period of this mode. us interpulse_period ( mode )
North latitude degree_N lat
Level index unitless level ( level )
East longitude degree_E lon
Flag value indicating if the mode was missing from the raw data file. unitless missing_mode ( time, mode )
Mode index unitless mode ( mode )
Name of wind profiler operational mode. unitless mode_name ( mode, strlen )
Mode number from configuration file. unitless mode_number ( mode )
Number of azimuth beam positions. unitless num_azimuth_beams ( mode )
Number of phase code bits in a pulse. unitless num_code_bits ( mode )
Number of frequency domain integrations. unitless num_frequency_domain ( mode )
Number of reporting levels for this mode. unitless num_levels ( mode )
Number of range gates sampled. unitless num_range_gates ( mode )
Number of time domain integrations. unitless num_time_domain ( mode )
Pulse width. us pulse_width ( mode )
Quality check results on field: MET data averaging interval. unitless qc_averaging_interval ( mode )
Quality check results on field: Pointing azimuth, from true north. unitless qc_azimuth ( mode, beam )
Quality check results on field: Fast Fourier Transform length. unitless qc_fourier_transform_length ( mode )
Quality check results on field: The altitude AGL of the center of the range gate. unitless qc_height ( mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Interpulse period of this mode. unitless qc_interpulse_period ( mode )
Quality check results on field: Number of phase code bits in a pulse. unitless qc_num_code_bits ( mode )
Quality check results on field: Number of frequency domain integrations. unitless qc_num_frequency_domain ( mode )
Quality check results on field: Number of time domain integrations. unitless qc_num_time_domain ( mode )
Quality check results on field: Pulse width. unitless qc_pulse_width ( mode )
Quality check results on field: The radial velocity. unitless qc_radial_velocity ( time, mode, beam, level )
Quality check results on field: The number of measurements averaged in radial_velocity. unitless qc_radial_velocity_navg ( time, mode, beam, level )
Quality check results on field: The power of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. unitless qc_radial_velocity_power ( time, mode, beam, level )
Quality check results on field: The signal to noise ratio of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. unitless qc_radial_velocity_snr ( time, mode, beam, level )
Quality check results on field: The spectral width of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. unitless qc_radial_velocity_width ( time, mode, beam, level )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Quality check results on field: Transmit power level setting. unitless qc_transmit_power_level_setting ( mode )
Quality check results on field: The horizontal direction from which the wind is blowing (degrees clockwise from true north). unitless qc_wind_direction ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: A decimal value between 0 and 1 indicating the quality of the winds at the given level. unitless qc_wind_quality ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Quality control interval. unitless qc_wind_quality_interval ( mode )
Quality check results on field: The horizontal wind speed. unitless qc_wind_speed ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: The standard deviations for wind_speed. unitless qc_wind_speed_std ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Zonal wind speed. unitless qc_wind_u ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Meridional wind speed. unitless qc_wind_v ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Vertical wind speed. unitless qc_wind_w ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: The standard deviations for wind_w. unitless qc_wind_w_std ( time, mode, level )
Quality check results on field: Angle from vertical. unitless qc_zenith_angle ( mode )
The radial velocity. m/s radial_velocity ( time, mode, beam, level )
The number of measurements averaged in radial_velocity. unitless radial_velocity_navg ( time, mode, beam, level )
The power of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. dB radial_velocity_power ( time, mode, beam, level )
The signal to noise ratio of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. dB radial_velocity_snr ( time, mode, beam, level )
The spectral width of the atmospheric signal associated with radial_velocity. m/s radial_velocity_width ( time, mode, beam, level )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Transmit power level setting. unitless transmit_power_level_setting ( mode )
The horizontal direction from which the wind is blowing (degrees clockwise from true north). degree wind_direction ( time, mode, level )
A decimal value between 0 and 1 indicating the quality of the winds at the given level. unitless wind_quality ( time, mode, level )
Quality control interval. s wind_quality_interval ( mode )
The horizontal wind speed. m/s wind_speed ( time, mode, level )
The standard deviations for wind_speed. m/s wind_speed_std ( time, mode, level )
Zonal wind speed. m/s wind_u ( time, mode, level )
Meridional wind speed. m/s wind_v ( time, mode, level )
Vertical wind speed. m/s wind_w ( time, mode, level )
The standard deviations for wind_w. m/s wind_w_std ( time, mode, level )
Angle from vertical. degree zenith_angle ( mode )

Locations

ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse DataOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
AWRM1 Browse DataMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
MAGM1 Browse DataLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2
TMPM1 Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2

Contact(s)

Timothy Martin
Argonne National Laboratory
associate
(630) 740-0881
tjmartin@anl.gov

Paytsar Muradyan
Argonne National Laboratory
associate
6302521657
pmuradyan@anl.gov

Richard Coulter
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5833
rlcoulter@anl.gov