Instrument : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)

Instrument Categories
Atmospheric Profiling, Surface Meteorology

The Mini-SODAR measures vertical wind in the lower 200 meters of the atmosphere. It uses phased array technology to reduce the size relative to a traditional SODAR.

Output Datastreams

  • sodar : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


Southern Great Plains
SGPA1Browse DataWhitewater, KS
SGPA2Browse DataBeaumont, KS (ABLE)
SGPA5Browse DataOxford, KS
ARM Mobile Facility
MAOS1Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; MAOS
PVCS1Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS


Richard Coulter
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Stephen Springston
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