Instrument : Infrared Thermometer (IRT)

Instrument Categories
Radiometric, Surface/Subsurface Properties

Picture of the Infrared Thermometer (IRT)
Picture of the Infrared Thermometer (IRT)

General Overview

The Infrared Thermometer (IRT) is a ground-based radiation pyrometer that provides measurements of the equivalent blackbody brightness temperature of the scene in its field of view. The downwelling version has a narrow field of view for measuring sky temperature and for detecting clouds. The upwelling version has a wide field of view for measuring the narrowband radiating temperature of the ground surface.

Output Datastreams

  • irt : Infrared Thermometer: Sky brightness temperature
  • irt10m : Infrared Thermometer: Ground surface temperature averaged 60-sec at 10-meter height
  • irt200ms : Infrared Thermometer: Sky brightness temperature, 5-Hz instantaneous
  • irt25m : Infrared Thermometer: Ground surface temperature, averaged 60-second at 25-meter height
  • irt2s : Infrared Thermometer: Sky brightness temperature, instantaneous 2-second

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAC2Browse DataCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK
Southern Great Plains
SGPC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
SGPE1Browse DataLarned, KS
SGPE2Browse DataHillsboro, KS (Extended)
SGPE3Browse DataLeRoy, KS
SGPE4Browse DataPlevna, KS
SGPE5Browse DataHalstead, KS
SGPE6Browse DataTowanda, KS
SGPE7Browse DataElk Falls, KS
SGPE8Browse DataColdwater, KS
SGPE9Browse DataAshton, KS
SGPE10Browse DataTyro, KS
SGPE11Browse DataByron, OK
SGPE12Browse DataPawhuska, OK
SGPE13Browse DataLamont, OK (Extended)
SGPE15Browse DataRingwood, OK
SGPE16Browse DataVici, OK (Extended)
SGPE18Browse DataMorris, OK (Extended)
SGPE19Browse DataEl Reno, OK
SGPE20Browse DataMeeker, OK (Extended)
SGPE21Browse DataOkmulgee, OK
SGPE22Browse DataCordell, OK
SGPE24Browse DataCyril, OK
SGPE27Browse DataEarlsboro, OK
SGPE31Browse DataAnthony, KS
SGPE32Browse DataMedford, OK
SGPE33Browse DataNewkirk, OK
SGPE34Browse DataMaple City, KS
SGPE35Browse DataTryon, OK
SGPE36Browse DataMarshall, OK
SGPE37Browse DataWaukomis, OK
SGPE38Browse DataOmega, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG
TWPC2Browse DataCentral Facility, Nauru Island
TWPC3Browse DataCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia
ARM Mobile Facility
FKBM1Browse DataBlack Forest, Germany
GRWM1Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
MAGM1Browse DataLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit
MAOM1Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1Browse DataNiamey, Niger
OLIM1Browse DataOliktok Point, Alaska
PVCM1Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1
PYEM1Browse DataPoint Reyes, CA
TMPM1Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2

Contact(s)

Victor Morris
(509) 372-6144
victor.morris@pnnl.gov