Datastream : SWACRVAD

S-WACR Velocity-Azimuth Display scan

Active Dates
2009.10.05 - 2011.04.25

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 )
Ambient load power dBm PowerAmbientLoad ( time )
Hot load power dBm PowerHotLoad ( time )
Transmit driver power sampled by receiver dBm PowerTransmitDriver ( time )
RTDS 15, a place holder for future use degrees C RTDS15 ( time )
RTDS 16, a place holder for future use degrees C RTDS16 ( time )
RTDS 17, a place holder for future use degrees C RTDS17 ( time )
RTDS 18, a place holder for future use degrees C RTDS18 ( time )
Reflectivity dBZ Reflectivity ( time, range_gates )
Signal to noise ratio dB SignalToNoiseRatio ( time, range_gates )
Spectral Width m/s SpectralWidth ( time, range_gates )
Antenna bottom temperature degrees C Temp_Antenna_Bottom ( time )
Antenna top temperature degrees C Temp_Antenna_Top ( time )
Chiller temperature degrees C Temp_Chiller ( time )
Chiller return temperature degrees C Temp_Chiller_Return ( time )
Chiller supply temperature degrees C Temp_Chiller_Supply ( time )
Computer enclosure temperature degrees C Temp_Computer_Enclosure ( time )
Extended Interaction Klystron Amplifier temperature degrees C Temp_EIKA ( time )
Future temperature degrees C Temp_Future ( time )
Hot load physical temperature degrees C Temp_Hot ( time )
Low noise amplifier temperature degrees C Temp_LNA ( time )
Modulator control temperature degrees C Temp_Modulator_Control ( time )
Outside temperature degrees C Temp_Outside ( time )
Ambient temperature of radar front end components degrees C Temp_ambient ( time )
Modulator temperature degrees C Temp_modulator ( time )
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 )
status flag unitless swacr_status ( time )
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 )
Detected Pulse Watts txpower ( time )


ARM Mobile Facility
GRWM1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; AMF1
SBSS1 Browse DataSteamboat Springs CO, Thunderhead Lodge


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