mmcr: Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar

The millimeter wavelength cloud radar (MMCR) systems probe the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths. The MMCR is a zenith-pointing radar that operates at a frequency of 35 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., bottoms and tops). This radar will also report radar reflectivity (dBZ) of the atmosphere up to 20 km. The radar has a Doppler capability that allows  measurement of cloud constituent vertical velocities.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2017

Qiu Y, C Zhao, J Guo, and J Li. 2017. "8-Year ground-based observational analysis about the seasonal variation of the aerosol-cloud droplet effective radius relationship at SGP site." Atmospheric Environment, 164, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.06.002.

Stachlewska I, M Costa-Surós, and D Althausen. 2017. "Raman lidar water vapor profiling over Warsaw, Poland." Atmospheric Research, 194, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.05.004.

Zhang Y, S Xie, S Klein, R Marchand, P Kollias, E Clothiaux, W Lin, K Johnson, D Swales, A Bodas-Salcedo, S Tang, J Haynes, S Collis, M Jensen, N Bharadwaj, J Hardin, and B Isom. 2017. "The ARM Cloud Radar Simulator for Global Climate Models: A New Tool for Bridging Field Data and Climate Models." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, , 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0258.1. ONLINE.

Zhao W, R Marchand, and Q FU. 2017. "The diurnal cycle of clouds and precipitation at the ARM SGP site: Cloud radar observations and simulations from the multiscale modeling framework." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(14), 10.1002/2016JD026353.

Blanchard Y, A Royer, NT O'Neill, D Turner, and E Eloranta. 2017. "Thin ice clouds in the Arctic: cloud optical depth and particle size retrieved from ground-based thermal infrared radiometry." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(6), 10.5194/amt-10-2129-2017.

Liu Y, M Shupe, Z Wang, and G Mace. 2017. "Cloud vertical distribution from combined surface and space radar–lidar observations at two Arctic atmospheric observatories." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(9), 10.5194/acp-17-5973-2017.

Putman A, X Feng, L Sonder, and E Posmentier. 2017. "Annual variation in event-scale precipitation δ2H at Barrow, AK, reflects vapor source region." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(7), 10.5194/acp-17-4627-2017.

ZHU Z, C ZHENG, J GE, J HUANG, and Q FU. 2017. "Cloud macrophysical properties from KAZR at the SACOL." Chinese Science Bulletin, 62(8), 10.1360/N972016-00857.

2016

Dzambo A and D Turner. 2016. "Characterizing relative humidity with respect to ice in midlatitude cirrus clouds as a function of atmospheric state." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(20), 10.1002/2015jd024643.

Bu L, H Pan, KR Kumar, X Huang, H Gau, X Liu, and D Kim. 2016. "Lidar and Millimeter-Wave Cloud Radar (MWCR) techniques for joint observations of cirrus in Shouxian (32.56n, 116.78e), China." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 148, 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.08.013.


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