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 Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Barrow AK retired
NSAC2 Browse DataCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK retired
Southern Great Plains
SGPB1 Browse Data Browse PlotsHillsboro, KS (Boundary) retired
SGPB4 Browse Data Browse PlotsVici, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB5 Browse Data Browse PlotsMorris, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPB6 Browse Data Browse PlotsPurcell, OK (Boundary) retired
SGPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Lamont, OK retired
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC2 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Nauru Island retired
TWPC3 Browse DataCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


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

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