Measurement : Backscattered radiation

The scattering of radiant energy into the hemisphere of space bounded by a plane normal to the direction of the incident radiation and lying on the same side as the incident ray.

Categories
Aerosols, Cloud Properties

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • AOS : Aerosol Observing System
    • DL : Doppler Lidar
    • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler
    • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz)
    • RL : Raman Lidar
    • VCEIL : Vaisala Ceilometer
  • External Instruments
    • ISSRWP : 915RWP Derived Data with Sonde at Altitude
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • ISSRWP : 915RWP Derived Data with Sonde at Altitude
    • AOS : Aerosol Observing System
    • LIDAR-DIAL : Dial Lidar
    • G-1 : Gulfstream
    • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • RONBROWN : NOAA Research Vessel Ron Brown
    • MPLNOR : Normalized Backscatter Profiles from the Micropulse Lidar
    • PARSL : PNNL's Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler
    • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz)
    • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles
    • RL : Raman Lidar
    • TWIN-OTTER-LI-PROF : Twin Otter Lidar Profiles
    • UAV-PROTEUS : UAV Proteus
    • UAV-EGRETT : UAV-Egrett
    • UW-CONVAIR580 : University of Washington Convair 580 Aircraft
    • VCEIL : Vaisala Ceilometer

Value-Added Products

  • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles (Process)
    • 10RLPROFASR1FERR : 10-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • 10RLPROFBE1NEWS : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmospheric profiles from Raman Lidar
    • 10RLPROFBE1TURN : Raman LIDAR (RL): Best-estimate state of the atmos. profiles from RL & AERI+GOES retrievals
    • 10RLPROFEXT1FERR : 10-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • 10SRLPROFASR1FERR : 10-second Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • 1RLPROFASR1FERR : 1-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol scattering ratio and backscattering coefficient profiles, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • 1RLPROFEXT1FERR : 1-minute Raman Lidar: aerosol extinction profiles and aerosol optical thickness, from first Ferrare algorithm
    • RLPROFMERGE1TURN : Merged analog and photon counting profiles used as input for other RLPROF VAPs
  • MPLCMASK : Cloud mask from Micropulse Lidar (Process)
    • 30SMPLCMASK1ZWANG : MPL: 30-second cloud mask using the first Z. Wang, et al algorithm
  • MPLNOR : Normalized Backscatter Profiles from the Micropulse Lidar (Process)
    • MPLNOR1CAMP : MPL: backscatter profiles normalized and cloud detection routine applied.

Datastreams

  • RWP : Radar Wind Profiler Datastreams
    • 1290RWPWINDSPEC : 1290-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP1290): wind spectra
    • 915RWPTEMP : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): virtual temperature profile data
    • 915RWPWIND : 915-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP915): wind profile data
  • 50RWP : Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz) Datastreams
    • 50RWPTEMPSPEC : 50-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP50): temperature spectra
    • 50RWPWINDSPEC : 50-MHz Radar Wind Profiler/RASS (RWP50): wind spectra
  • AOS : Aerosol Observing System Datastreams
    • AOS : Aerosol Observing System (AOS): aerosol data, 1-min
    • AOSNEPHDRY : AOS: ambient nephelometer measurements
    • AOSNEPHWET : AOS: humidified nephelometer measurements
    • NOAAAOS : Aerosol Observing System (AOS): aerosol data, 1-min, mentor-QC applied
    • NOAAAOSAVG : Aerosol Observing System (AOS): aerosol data, 60-min avg, mentor-QC applied
  • NEPHELOMETER : Nephelometer Datastreams
    • AOSNEPHDRY : AOS: ambient nephelometer measurements
    • AOSNEPHWET : AOS: humidified nephelometer measurements
  • DL : Doppler Lidar Datastreams
    • DLCAL1 : Doppler Lidar - calibration scan 1
    • DLCAL2 : Doppler Lidar - calibration scan 2
    • DLFPT : Doppler Lidar - Fixed Pointing mode
    • DLPPI : Doppler Lidar - Full Plan-Position-Indicator
    • DLRHI : Doppler Lidar - Full Range-Height-Indicator scan
    • DLRHI2 : Doppler Lidar - Patrial Range-Height-Indicator scan
    • DLUSR : Reserved for any user-defined scans
  • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar Datastreams
    • HSRL : High Spectral Resolution Lidar
  • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights) Datastreams
    • IAP : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights), 1-second
    • IAPAVG : In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights), averaged at various flight levels
  • MPL : Micropulse Lidar Datastreams
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar (MPL): cloud base and top heights
    • MPLPOL : Micropulse Lidar (MPL) polarized: cloud base and top heights
  • VCEIL : Vaisala Ceilometer Datastreams
    • VCEIL25K : Vaisala Ceilometer (VCEIL): cloud base heights, 25,000 feet max range