Datastream : GVRP

G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer profiler: 15 microwave brightness temperatures from 170.0 to 183.3 GHz

Active Dates
2008.04.01 - 2016.12.29

Measurement Categories

Originating Instrument
G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer Profiler (GVRP)


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Measurement Units Variable
Mean radiating temperature K MRT ( frequency )
Noise diode temperature at Tkbb = 290 K K Tnd ( frequency )
Non-linearity correction coefficient None alpha ( frequency )
altitude m alt
Azimuth degrees azimuth ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Internal blackbody reference temperature K blackBodyTemperature ( time )
Black body voltage V blackBodyVoltage ( time, frequency )
Black body voltage with noise diode ON V blackBodyVoltageWithNoiseDiodeOn ( time, frequency )
Microwave brightness temperature K brightnessTemperature ( time, frequency )
Receiver hardware specific parameter used in calibration algorithm None dtdg ( frequency )
Elevation angle degrees elevation ( time )
Frequency GHz frequency ( frequency )
First factory-calibrated temperature coefficient None k1 ( frequency )
Second factory-calibrated temperature coefficient None k2 ( frequency )
Third factory-calibrated temperature coefficient None k3 ( frequency )
Fourth factory-calibrated temperature coefficient None k4 ( frequency )
north latitude degrees lat
East longitude degree_E lon
Noise diode physical temperature K noiseDiodePhysicalTemp ( time )
Pressure sensor voltage V pressureSensorVoltage ( time )
Quality check results on field: Internal blackbody reference temperature unitless qc_blackBodyTemperature ( time )
Quality check results on field: Microwave brightness temperature unitless qc_brightnessTemperature ( time, frequency )
Quality check results on field: Ambient surface pressure unitless qc_surfacePressure ( time )
Quality check results on field: Rain flag unitless qc_surfaceRainFlag ( time )
Quality check results on field: Ambient surface relative humidity unitless qc_surfaceRelativeHumidity ( time )
Quality check results on field: Ambient surface absolute temperature unitless qc_surfaceTemperature ( time )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Rain sensor voltage V rainSensorVoltage ( time )
Receiver antenna temperature K receiverAntennaTemperature ( time )
Receiver voltage with noise diode OFF V receiverVoltageWithNoiseDiodeOff ( time )
Receiver voltage with noise diode ON V receiverVoltageWithNoiseDiodeOn ( time )
Sky voltage V skyVoltage ( time, frequency )
Sky voltage with noise diode ON V skyVoltageWithNoiseDiodeOn ( time, frequency )
Ambient surface pressure degrees surfacePressure ( time )
Rain flag none surfaceRainFlag ( time )
Ambient surface relative humidity % surfaceRelativeHumidity ( time )
Ambient surface absolute temperature K surfaceTemperature ( time )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )


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Maria Cadeddu
Argonne National Laboratory
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