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.

For more details, see http://engineering.arm.gov/process/vap/docs/mwravg/.

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.

Locations

North Slope Alaska
NSAC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAC2Browse DataCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK
Southern Great Plains
SGPB1Browse DataHillsboro, KS (Boundary)
SGPB4Browse DataVici, OK (Boundary)
SGPB5Browse DataMorris, OK (Boundary)
SGPB6Browse DataPurcell, OK
SGPC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG
TWPC2Browse DataCentral Facility, Nauru Island
TWPC3Browse DataCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia

Contact(s)

Chitra Sivaraman
Developer
(509) 375-2436
chitra.sivaraman@pnnl.gov

Laura Riihimaki
Translator
(509) 375-6406
laura.riihimaki@pnnl.gov