W-band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar, filtered spectral data, co-polarized mode

Active Dates
2006.03.24 - 2015.12.02

Measurement Categories
Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar (WACR)


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Measurement Units Variable
Locator Mask for Spectra unitless LocatorMask ( time, heights )
Mean Doppler Velocity m/s MeanDopplerVelocity ( time, heights )
Calculated Noise dB Noise ( time )
Ambient load power dBm PowerAmbientLoad ( time )
Hot load power dBm PowerHotLoad ( time )
Transmit driver power sampled by receiver dBm PowerTransmitDriver ( time )
Reflectivity dBZ Reflectivity ( time, heights )
Signal-to-noise ratio dB SignalToNoiseRatio ( time, heights )
Spectra counts Spectra ( numspectra, speclength )
Spectral Width m/s SpectralWidth ( time, heights )
Antenna bottom temperature C Temp_Antenna_Bottom ( time )
Antenna top temperature degrees C Temp_Antenna_Top ( time )
Chiller temperature C Temp_Chiller ( time )
Chiller return temperature C Temp_Chiller_Return ( time )
Chiller supply temperature degrees C Temp_Chiller_Supply ( time )
Computer enclosure temperature 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 C Temp_Hot ( time )
Low noise amplifier temperature degrees C Temp_LNA ( time )
Modulator control temperature C Temp_Modulator_Control ( time )
Outside temperature 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 ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Range Heights (center of radar sample volume) m MSL heights ( heights )
North latitude degree_N lat ( time )
Locator mask for spectra unitless locator_mask ( time, range )
East longitude degree_E lon ( time )
Ship pitch, axis starboard-to-port, positive is bow up degree pitch ( time )
Range (center of radar sample volume) m range ( range )
Ship roll, axis along ship length, positive is port up degree roll ( time )
Spectra dBm spectra ( numspectra, speclength )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Detected Pulse Watts txpower ( time )
Spectral velocity bins m/s velocity_bins ( speclength )
status flag unitless wacr_status ( time )


Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
ARM Mobile Facility
FKBM1 Browse DataBlack Forest, Germany
GRWM1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; AMF1
HFEM1 Browse DataShouxian, Anhui, China
MAOM1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1 Browse DataNiamey, Niger
PVCM1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1


Joseph Hardin
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2664

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

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

Bradley Isom
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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

Alyssa Matthews
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
data analysis

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