Datastream : SWACRBLRHI

S-WACR Boundary-layer Range-Height Indicator scan

Active Dates
2010.04.28 - 2010.05.31

Measurement Categories
Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar, mounted to scan (SWACR)


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Measurement Units Variable
Current pedestal azimuth position relative to North degrees Azimuth_current ( time )
Rate of pedestal motion in the azimuth degrees/sec Azimuth_scan_rate ( time )
Current pedestal elevation position degrees Elevation_current ( time )
Rate of pedestal motion in the elevation degrees/sec Elevation_scan_rate ( time )
Mean Doppler Velocity m/s MeanDopplerVelocity ( time, range_gates )
Calculated Noise dB Noise ( time )
Pedestal operation mode unitless Pedestal_op_mode ( time )
Polarization mode. 0 = copol, 1 = xpol unitless Polarization ( time )
Reflectivity dBZ Reflectivity ( time, range_gates )
Signal to noise ratio dB SignalToNoiseRatio ( time, range_gates )
Spectral Width m/s SpectralWidth ( time, range_gates )
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
North latitude degree_N lat
East longitude degree_E lon
Quality check results on field: Mean Doppler Velocity unitless qc_MeanDopplerVelocity ( time, range_gates )
Quality check results on field: Reflectivity unitless qc_Reflectivity ( time, range_gates )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Range Gates (center of radar sample volume) m range ( range_gates )
Number of ray profiles in sweep unitless sweep_length ( sweep )
Start index of each sweep unitless sweep_start_index ( sweep )
Antenna sweep motion unitless sweep_type ( sweep )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )


Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK


Dan Nelson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-6895

Iosif (Andrei) Lindenmaier
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375--6802

Karen Johnson
Brookhaven National Laboratory
data analysis
(631) 344-5952

Annette Koontz
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-3609

Nitin Bharadwaj
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 372-4267