VAP : Microwave Radiometer Averages in 1- and 5-Minute Increments (MWRAVG)

Instrument Categories
Derived Quantities and Models

This VAP averages the principal fields from the MWR ( 23.8 GHz sky brightness temperature, 31.4 GHz sky brightness temperature, Total water vapor along LOS path and Total liquid water along LOS path) over specified time intervals. The time interval is parsed from the name of the VAP. This VAP can be run on SGP CF/BF data, as well as TWP and NSA data. The option to create a Quick Look is also available. The IRT data has been removed from this VAP. The input and output files have changed due to the removal of IRT data.

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Output Products

  • 1mwravg : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): brightness temps and water amounts, 1-minute avg
  • 5mwravg : Microwave Radiometer (MWR): 5-minute average integrated vapor and liquid water

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAC2 Browse DataCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK
Southern Great Plains
SGPB1 Browse DataHillsboro, KS (Boundary)
SGPB4 Browse DataVici, OK (Boundary)
SGPB5 Browse DataMorris, OK (Boundary)
SGPB6 Browse DataPurcell, OK
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG
TWPC2 Browse DataCentral Facility, Nauru Island
TWPC3 Browse DataCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia


Chitra Sivaraman
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2436

Laura Riihimaki
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-6406