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
SGPA1 Browse DataWhitewater, KS
SGPA2 Browse DataBeaumont, KS (ABLE)
SGPA5 Browse DataOxford, KS
ARM Mobile Facility
MAOS1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; MAOS
PVCS1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS


Richard Coulter
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5833

Stephen Springston
Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-4477