Datastream : SODAR

Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)

Active Dates
2012.07.26 - 2017.02.25

Measurement Categories
Atmospheric State, Surface Properties

Originating Instrument
Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)


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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Backscatter, as total intensity of received signal, filtered and range-normalized unitless backscatter ( time, height )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Center of sodar height level m height ( height )
Instrument error codes; 0 = no error, 256 = ground clutter contamination detected and removed unitless instrument_error ( time, height )
North latitude degree_N lat
East longitude degree_E lon
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Vertical component of wind speed, positive value means wind blowing upward m/s vert_wspd ( time, height )
Standard deviation of vertical component of wind speed m/s vert_wspd_std ( time, height )
Vertical component of wind speed m/s vertical_wind_speed ( time, height )
Standard deviation of vertical component of wind speed m/s vertical_wind_speed_std ( time, height )
Horizontal wind direction degrees wind_direction ( time, height )
Horizontal wind speed m/s wind_speed ( time, height )


ARM Mobile Facility
ASIM1 Browse DataAscension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; AMF1
MAOS1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; MAOS
PVCS1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS


Timothy Martin
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 740-0881

Virendra Ghate
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-1609

Paytsar Muradyan
Argonne National Laboratory

Richard Coulter
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5833