kazr: Ka ARM Zenith Radar

The Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR) remotely probes the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths. The KAZR is a zenith-pointing Doppler radar that operates at a frequency of approximately 35 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine the first three Doppler moments (reflectivity, vertical velocity, and spectral width) at a range resolution of approximately 30 meters from near-ground to nearly 20 km in altitude.

The KAZR replaces the millimeter-wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) and uses a new digital receiver that provides higher spatial and temporal resolution than the MMCR. In addition, spectral artifacts in the data are significantly reduced in the KAZR, allowing researchers to study cloud dynamics much more closely than with the MMCR.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2018

Yu H, R Johnson, P Ciesielski, and H Kuo. 2018. "Observation of Quasi-2-Day Convective Disturbances in the Equatorial Indian Ocean during DYNAMO." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(9), 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0351.1.

Williams C, M Maahn, J Hardin, and G de Boer. 2018. "Clutter mitigation, multiple peaks, and high-order spectral moments in 35 GHz vertically pointing radar velocity spectra." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11(9), 10.5194/amt-11-4963-2018.

Varble A, S Nesbitt, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P DeMott, S Kreidenweis, M Jensen, P Kollias, D Romps, K Rasmussen, R Houze, Jr, R Leung, D Gochis, E Avila, CR Williams, and P Borque. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-027.

Varble A, S Nesbit, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, P DeMott, M Jensen, R Houze, Jr., K Rasmussen, R Leung, D Romps, D Gochis, E Avila, and C Williams. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-004.

Yang F, E Luke, P Kollias, A Kostinski, and A Vogelmann. 2018. "Scaling of Drizzle Virga Depth With Cloud Thickness for Marine Stratocumulus Clouds." Geophysical Research Letters, 45(8), 10.1029/2018GL077145.
Research Highlight

Mechem D and S Giangrande. 2018. "The Challenge of Identifying Controls on Cloud Properties and Precipitation Onset for Cumulus Congestus Sampled During MC3E." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(6), doi:10.1002/2017JD027457.
Research Highlight

Zhuang Y, R Fu, and H Wang. 2018. "How do environmental conditions influence vertical buoyancy structure and shallow-to-deep convection transition across different climate regimes?" Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(6), 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0284.1.

Bharadwaj N, A Lindenmaier, B Isom, J Hardin, A Matthews, and K Johnson. 2018. FY 2018 ARM Radar Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-014.

Kollias P, EE Clothiaux, K Lamer, N Bharadwaj, JM Comstock, and A Matthews. 2018. ARM Radar Engineering and Radar Science 2017 6th Workshop Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-212.

Oue M, P Kollias, A Ryzhkov, and E Luke. 2018. "Toward Exploring the Synergy Between Cloud Radar Polarimetry and Doppler Spectral Analysis in Deep Cold Precipitating Systems in the Arctic." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(5), doi: 10.1002/2017JD027717.
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