Datastream : AERICH2

Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI): channel 2 data

Active Dates
1994.01.10 - 2016.05.25

Measurement Categories

Originating Instrument
Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI)


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Measurement Units Variable
AERI instrument unit serial number unitless AERIunitNumber
Observation altitude m Altitude ( time )
Temperature of the AERI blackbody support structure K BBsupportStructureTemp ( time )
Julian day including day and fraction of day days JulianDay ( time )
Observation latitude deg Latitude ( time )
Observation longitude deg Longitude ( time )
Time in decimal format at center of AERI scene observation period Time_UTC_hours ( time )
Radiance from all scene views interpolated to standard wavenumber scale mW/(m^2 sr cm^-1) all_mean_rad ( time, wnum )
altitude m alt
Observation atmospheric pressure in AERI electronics hPa atmosphericPressure ( time )
Relative humidity measured near blackbodies. Use with air temperature near BBs only. % atmosphericRelativeHumidity ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Calibrated Scene Type Identification unitless calibratedSceneID ( time )
Ambient temperature used in calibration K calibrationAmbientTemp ( time )
Cold blackbody temperature used in calibration K calibrationCBBtemp ( time )
Hot blackbody temperature used in calibration K calibrationHBBtemp ( time )
AERI instrument data channel number unitless channelNumber ( time )
Observation date yymmdd dateYYMMDD ( time )
Hatch open flag unitless hatchOpen ( time )
Character string containing instrument name unitless instrumentUnitNumber
North latitude degree_N lat
east longitude degrees lon
Maximum pitch of vessel during observation period degree maxPitch ( time )
Maximum roll of vessel during observation period degree maxRoll ( time )
Downwelling radiance interpolated to standard wavenumber scale mW/(m^2 sr cm^-1) mean_rad ( time, wnum )
Logical flag indicating that a data record is missing (true/false) unitless missingDataFlag ( time )
Ambient air temperature at hatch opening K outsideAirTemp ( time )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Scene Mirror Position Encoder Maximum Drift steps sceneMirPosEncoderMaxDrift ( time )
Scene mirror view angle in non-negative degrees, measured clockwise looking into interferometer window degree sceneMirrorAngle ( time )
Duration of scene view s sceneViewDuration ( time )
Difference between the radiance from all scene views interpolated to standard wavenumber scale (mW/(m^2 sr cm^-1))^2 standard_dev_all_mean_rad ( time, wnum2 )
Difference between the sky view's radiance variance and the hot black body view's variance (mW/(m^2 sr cm^-1))^2 standard_dev_mean_rad ( time, wnum2 )
Version number of operational software unitless systemReleaseNumber ( time )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time in hhmmss format at center of AERI sky observation period HHMMSS timeHHMMSS ( time )
Time cell bounds time_bounds ( time, bound )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Wave number in reciprocal centimeters cm^-1 wnum ( wnum )
Wave number in reciprocal centimeters cm^-1 wnum2 ( wnum2 )


North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK
Southern Great Plains
SGPB1 Browse DataHillsboro, KS (Boundary) retired
SGPB4 Browse DataVici, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB5 Browse DataMorris, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB6 Browse DataPurcell, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC2 Browse DataCentral Facility, Nauru Island retired
TWPC3 Browse DataCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse DataOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
AWRM1 Browse DataMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
FKBM1 Browse DataBlack Forest, Germany retired
GRWM1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal; AMF1 retired
HFEM1 Browse DataShouxian, Anhui, China retired
MAOM1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1 Browse DataNiamey, Niger retired
OLIM1 Browse DataOlikiok Point, Alaska; AMF3
PGHM1 Browse DataARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India; AMF1 retired
PVCM1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
PYEM1 Browse DataPoint Reyes, CA retired
TMPM1 Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Jonathan Gero
University of Wisconsin

Brian Ermold
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2277

Krista Gaustad
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-5950

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

Denny Hackel
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(608) 770-1485

Raymond Garcia
University of Wisconsin
(608) 262-8439