Instruments : Southern Great Plains

Active instruments are currently deployed at fixed or mobile facilities or are available through the ARM Aerial Facility.

ACSM
Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor
Aerosols

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AERI
Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
Radiometric

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[ Installed at 5 facilities ]
AOS
Aerosol Observing System
Aerosols

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[ Single installation ]
BRS
Broadband Radiometer Station
Radiometric

  
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CCN
Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter
Aerosols, Airborne Observations

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
CEIL
Ceilometer
Atmospheric Profiling, Cloud Properties

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[ Installed at 5 facilities ]
CLAP
Continuous Light Absorption Photometer
Aerosols

  
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CO2FLX
Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems
Atmospheric Carbon

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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
CPC
Condensation Particle Counter
Aerosols

  
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CSAPR
C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar
Cloud Properties

  
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CSPHOT
Cimel Sunphotometer
Aerosols, Radiometric

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
DISDROMETER
Impact Disdrometer
Surface Meteorology

  
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DL
Doppler Lidar
Cloud Properties

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
EBBR
Energy Balance Bowen Ratio Station
Surface/Subsurface Properties

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[ Installed at 19 facilities ]
ECOR
Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System
Surface/Subsurface Properties

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[ Installed at 15 facilities ]
IAP
In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)
Aerosols, Airborne Observations, Atmospheric Profiling

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
IRSI
Infra-Red Sky Imager
Cloud Properties, Radiometric

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
IRT
Infrared Thermometer
Radiometric, Surface/Subsurface Properties

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[ Installed at 31 facilities ]
KASACR
Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar
Cloud Properties

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KAZR
Ka ARM Zenith Radar
Cloud Properties

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MAWS
Automatic Weather Station
Surface Meteorology

  
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MET
Surface Meteorological Instrumentation
Surface Meteorology

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[ Installed at 24 facilities ]
MFR
Multifilter Radiometer
Radiometric

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MFRSR
Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
Radiometric

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[ Installed at 32 facilities ]
MPL
Micropulse Lidar
Cloud Properties

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MPLCMASK
Cloud mask from Micropulse Lidar
Cloud Properties

  
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MWR
Microwave Radiometer
Atmospheric Profiling, Cloud Properties, Radiometric

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[ Installed at 7 facilities ]
MWR3C
Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel
Cloud Properties, Radiometric

  
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NEPHELOMETER
Nephelometer
Aerosols

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NIMFR
Normal Incidence Multifilter Radiometer
Aerosols, Radiometric

  
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ORG
Optical Rain Gauge
Surface Meteorology

  
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PASS
Photoacoustic Soot Spectrometer
Aerosols

  
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PGS
Precision Carbon Dioxide Mixing Ratio System
Atmospheric Carbon

  
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PSAP
Particle Soot Absorption Photometer
Aerosols

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RAIN
Rain Gauge
Surface Meteorology

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RL
Raman Lidar
Aerosols, Atmospheric Profiling

  
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RWP
Radar Wind Profiler
Atmospheric Profiling

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[ Installed at 13 facilities ]
SASHE
Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer-Hemispheric
Radiometric

  
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SASZE
Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer-Zenith
Radiometric

  
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SEBS
Surface Energy Balance System
Surface/Subsurface Properties

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[ Installed at 6 facilities ]
SIRS
Solar and Infrared Radiation Station
Radiometric

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[ Installed at 32 facilities ]
SONDE
Balloon-Borne Sounding System
Atmospheric Profiling

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[ Installed at 6 facilities ]
SURFSPECALB
Surface Spectral Albedo
Surface/Subsurface Properties

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
SURTHREF
Surface Temperature and Humidity Reference System for Sondes
Surface Meteorology

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SWATS
Soil Water and Temperature System
Surface/Subsurface Properties

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[ Installed at 30 facilities ]
SWS
Shortwave Spectroradiometer
Aerosols, Radiometric

  
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TDMA
Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer
Aerosols

  
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THWAPS
Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors
Surface Meteorology

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[ Installed at 5 facilities ]
TSI
Total Sky Imager
Cloud Properties

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TWR
Facility-specific multi-level Meteorological Instrumentation
Surface Meteorology

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VDIS
Video Disdrometer
Surface Meteorology

  
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WSACR
W-band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar
Cloud Properties

  
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XSAPR
X-Band Scanning ARM Precipitation Radar
Cloud Properties

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[ Installed at 3 facilities ]

Retired instruments were deployed at one time at a fixed or mobile facility but are no longer being used. Historic data from these instruments are available; however, data are no longer being collected.

50RWP
Radar Wind Profiler (50 MHz)
Atmospheric Profiling

  
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BLC
Belfort Laser Ceilometer
Cloud Properties

  
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BSRN
Baseline Solar Radiation Network
Radiometric

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CO
Carbon Monoxide Mixing Ratio System
Atmospheric Carbon

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FLASK
Flask Samplers for Carbon Cycle Gases and Isotopes
Airborne Observations, Atmospheric Carbon

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
GRAMS
Ground Radiometer Autonomous Measurement System
Radiometric

  
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[ Single installation ]
MFRIRT
Multifilter Radiometer and Infrared Thermometer
Aerosols, Radiometric

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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
MMCR
Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
Cloud Properties

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MWRHF
Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency
Atmospheric Profiling, Cloud Properties, Radiometric

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NFOV
Narrow Field of View Zenith Radiometer
Cloud Properties, Radiometric

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PRECNET
Precipitation Network
Surface Meteorology

  
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RSS
Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer
Radiometric

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
SMOS
Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP
Surface Meteorology

  
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[ Installed at 6 facilities ]
SODAR
Mini Sound Detection and Ranging
Atmospheric Profiling

  
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[ Installed at 3 facilities ]
SOIL
Soil Measurement from the SGP
Surface/Subsurface Properties

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]
SURFLOG
SGP Surface Conditions Observations by Site Technicians
Other

  
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SWACR
W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar, mounted to scan
Cloud Properties

  
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TLCV
Time-Lapsed Cloud Video
Cloud Properties

  
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WACR
W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar
Cloud Properties

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WSI
Whole Sky Imager
Cloud Properties

  
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[ Installed at 2 facilities ]