mfr: Multifilter Radiometer

The multifilter radiometer (MFR) is simply the head from a multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR) mounted on a tower pointing at the surface.

Like the MFRSR, it has six narrowband channels (415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm) and one broadband channel. Pointing the head at the surface provides spectral measurements of reflected irradiance. Measurements are taken every 20 seconds, with no averaging performed.


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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Kassianov E, J Barnard, M Pekour, L Berg, J Michalsky, K Lantz, and G Hodges. 2013. "Do diurnal aerosol changes affect daily average radiative forcing?" Geophysical Research Letters, 40(12), 10.1002/grl.50567.

Hodges G and J Michalsky. 2013. Spectral Albedo. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Michalsky JJ and GB Hodges. 2013. "Field measured spectral albedo-Four years of data from the western U.S. prairie." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118(2), 10.1002/jgrd.50149.


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Vignola F, J Michalsky, and T Stoffel. 2012. Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Hodges G, P Disterhoft, and J Michalsky. 2012. MFRSR and MFR Program and Hardware Changes. Presented at 3rd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Arlington, VA.


Kassianov E, J Barnard, LK Berg, CN Long, and C Flynn. 2011. "Shortwave spectral radiative forcing of cumulus clouds from surface observations." Geophysical Research Letters, 38(7), L07801, 10.1029/2010gl046282.

McFarlane SA, K Gaustad, E Mlawer, C Long, and J Delamere. 2011. "Development of a high spectral resolution surface albedo product for the ARM Southern Great Plains central facility." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, 10.5194/amt-4-1713-2011.


Hodges G, J Michalsky, and E Dutton. 2010. Annual Variability of White and Black Sky Spectral Albedo at the Central Facility. Presented at Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting.

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