Datastream : KASACRCRCALAP

Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Corner Reflector Calibration Fixed Point (AP) Scan

Active Dates
2015.10.10 - 2016.03.25

Measurement Categories
Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR)

Measurements

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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Altitude m altitude
altitude_above_ground_level m altitude_agl
antenna_is_in_transition_between_sweeps unitless antenna_transition ( time )
azimuth_angle_from_true_north degrees azimuth ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Copol to cross-polar correlation coefficient (also known as rhoxh) unitless co_to_crosspol_correlation_coeff_h ( time, range )
Copol to cross-polar correlation coefficient (also known as rhoxv) unitless co_to_crosspol_correlation_coeff_v ( time, range )
Copolar correlation coefficient (also known as rhohv) unitless copol_correlation_coeff ( time, range )
Cross-polar propagation phase shift degrees cross_polar_differential_phase_h ( time, range )
Cross-polar propagation phase shift degree cross_polar_differential_phase_v ( time, range )
Differential propagation phase shift degrees differential_phase ( time, range )
Differential reflectivity dB differential_reflectivity ( time, range )
Elevation angle from horizontal plane degree elevation ( time )
ray_target_fixed_angle degrees fixed_angle ( sweep )
Operating frequency s-1 frequency ( frequency )
Prt between group pulses secs group_intra_pulse_prt ( group_pulse_number )
Instrument type unitless instrument_type ( string_length_22 )
North latitude degree_N lat
latitude degree_N latitude
Linear depolarization ratio, horizontal channel dB linear_depolarization_ratio_h ( time, range )
Linear depolarization ratio, vertical channel dB linear_depolarization_ratio_v ( time, range )
East longitude degree_E lon
longitude degrees_east longitude
Radial mean Doppler velocity, positive for motion away from the instrument m s-1 mean_doppler_velocity ( time, range )
Unambiguous Doppler velocity m/s nyquist_velocity ( time )
Platform type unitless platform_type ( string_length_22 )
Polarization mode unitless polarization_mode ( string_length_22 )
pulse_repetition_frequency seconds prt
PRT mode unitless prt_mode ( sweep, string_length_22 )
Pulse width seconds pulse_width
calibrated_radar_dielectric_constant_in_use unitless r_calib_dielectric_constant ( r_calib )
calibrated_radar_finite_bandwidth_loss_h_channel dB r_calib_finite_bandwidth_loss_h ( r_calib )
radar_calibrated_finite_bandwidth_loss_v_channel dB r_calib_finite_bandwidth_loss_v ( r_calib )
calibration_data_array_index_per_ray unitless r_calib_index ( time )
Noise power in noise source region for horizontal copolar channel 1 dBm r_calib_noise_source_power_h
Noise power in noise source region for vertical cross-polar channel dBm r_calib_noise_source_power_v
calibrated_radar_probert_jones_correction_factor dB r_calib_probert_jones_correction ( r_calib )
Radar constant, horizontal copolar channel 1 dB r_calib_radar_constant_h ( r_calib )
Radar constant, vertical cross-polar channel 2 dB r_calib_radar_constant_v
calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_co_polar_channel dB r_calib_receiver_gain_hc
calibrated_radar_receiver_gain_v_cross_polar_channel dB r_calib_receiver_gain_vc ( r_calib )
Receiver gain for vertical cross-polar channel 2 dB r_calib_receiver_gain_vx
calibrated_radar_rx_path_loss_h_channel dB r_calib_rx_path_loss_h ( r_calib )
calibrated_radar_rx_path_loss_v_channel dB r_calib_rx_path_loss_v ( r_calib )
Two-way radome loss dB r_calib_two_way_radome_loss_h
calibrated_radar_tx_path_loss_h_channel dB r_calib_tx_path_loss_h ( r_calib )
calibrated_radar_tx_path_loss_v_channel dB r_calib_tx_path_loss_v ( r_calib )
half_power_radar_beam_width_h_channel degrees radar_beam_width_h
Half-power radar beam width, vertical channel degrees radar_beam_width_v
radar_measured_transmit_power dBm radar_measured_transmit_power ( time )
Radar measured transmit power, h channel dBm radar_measured_transmit_power_h ( time )
range_to_measurement_volume m range ( range )
Equivalent reflectivity factor dBZ reflectivity ( time, range )
Antenna scan rate, positive for clockwise or increasing elevation degrees per second scan_rate ( time )
Signal-to-noise ratio, horizontal channel dB signal_to_noise_ratio_co_polar_h ( time, range )
Signal-to-noise ratio, vertical channel dB signal_to_noise_ratio_co_polar_v ( time, range )
Signal-to-noise ratio, Cross-pol for horizontal channel dB signal_to_noise_ratio_cross_polar_h ( time, range )
Signal-to-noise ratio, Cross-pol for vertical channel dB signal_to_noise_ratio_cross_polar_v ( time, range )
Measured sky noise, horizontal channel dBm sky_noise_h ( time )
Measured sky noise, vertical channel dBm sky_noise_v ( time )
Spectral width meters per second spectral_width ( time, range )
index_of_last_ray_in_sweep count sweep_end_ray_index ( sweep )
Scan mode for sweep unitless sweep_mode ( sweep, string_length_22 )
sweep_index_number_0_based unitless sweep_number ( sweep )
Time index of first ray in sweep, 0-based count sweep_start_ray_index ( sweep )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
data_volume_end_time_utc unitless time_coverage_end ( string_length_22 )
UTC time of first ray in the file unitless time_coverage_start ( string_length_22 )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Unambiguous range m unambiguous_range
Radial mean Doppler velocity from horizontal channel, positive for motion away from the instrument, uncorrected m s-1 uncorrected_mean_doppler_velocity_h ( time, range )
Radial mean Doppler velocity from vertical channel, positive for motion away from the instrument, uncorrected m s-1 uncorrected_mean_doppler_velocity_v ( time, range )
Received copolar power, h channel, without thresholding. mW unthresholded_power_co_polar_h ( time, range )
Received copolar power, v channel, with thresholding mW unthresholded_power_co_polar_v ( time, range )
Received cross polar power, h channel, without thresholding mW unthresholded_power_cross_polar_h ( time, range )
Received cross polar power, v channel, without thresholding mW unthresholded_power_cross_polar_v ( time, range )
Volume Number count volume_number

Locations

ARM Mobile Facility
OLID1 Browse DataCGA (Calibration, Grooming, and Alignment) Data

Contact(s)

Joseph Hardin
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375-2664
joseph.hardin@pnnl.gov

Dan Nelson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375-6895
danny.nelson@pnnl.gov

Iosif (Andrei) Lindenmaier
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375--6802
iosif.lindenmaier@pnnl.gov

Bradley Isom
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
1-509-372-4917
bradley.isom@pnnl.gov

Karen Johnson
Brookhaven National Laboratory
data analysis
(631) 344-5952
kjohnson@bnl.gov

Alyssa Matthews
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
data analysis
5093754543
alyssa.matthews@pnnl.gov

Nitin Bharadwaj
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 372-4267
nitin@pnnl.gov