Instrument : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel (MWR3C)

Instrument Categories
Cloud Properties, Radiometric

General Overview

The microwave radiometer 3-channel (MWR3C) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from three channels centered at 23.834, 30, and 89 GHz. These three channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.

This instrument was installed with Recovery Act funding support in FY2010. Please contact the instrument mentor, if you have any questions or read this Facility Update.

Output Datastreams

  • mwr3c : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel
  • mwr3ctip : Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel: airmasses, brightness temperatures (TIP mode)

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
SGPE37 Browse DataWaukomis, OK (Extended)
SGPE39 Browse DataMorrison, OK (Extended)
SGPE41 Browse DataPeckham, OK (Extended)
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC2 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Nauru Island retired
TWPC3 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
ASIM1 Browse DataAscension Island, South Atlantic Ocean; AMF1
GANM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives; AMF2 retired
MAGM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2 retired
MAOM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
OLIM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOlikiok Point, Alaska; AMF3
PVCM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
SBSM1 Browse DataSteamboat Springs CO, Valley Site; AMF2 retired
TMPM1 Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location

Contact(s)

Maria Cadeddu
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-7408
mcadeddu@anl.gov