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

2018

Chen X, X Huang, X Dong, B Xi, E Dolinar, N Loeb, S Kato, P Stackhouse, and M Bosilovich. 2018. "Using AIRS and ARM SGP Clear-Sky Observations to Evaluate Meteorological Reanalyses: A Hyperspectral Radiance Closure Approach." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2018JD028850. ONLINE.

Qiu S, B Xi, and X Dong. 2018. "Influence of Wind Direction on Thermodynamic Properties and Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds in Autumn at Utqiaġvik, Alaska." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(17), 10.1029/2018JD028631.

Norgren M, G de Boer, and M Shupe. 2018. "Observed aerosol suppression of cloud ice in low-level Arctic mixed-phase clouds." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(18), 10.5194/acp-18-13345-2018.
Research Highlight

McHardy T, X Dong, B Xi, M Thieman, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2018. "Comparison of Daytime Low-Level Cloud Properties Derived From GOES and ARM SGP Measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(15), 10.1029/2018JD028911.

Chen Y, J Verlinde, E Clothiaux, A Ackerman, A Fridlind, M Chamecki, P Kollias, M Kirkpatrick, B Chen, G Yu, and A Avramov. 2018. "On the Forward Modeling of Radar Doppler Spectrum Width From LES: Implications for Model Evaluation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(14), 10.1029/2017JD028104.

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.

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. 2018. "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, 99(1), 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0258.1.
Research Highlight

Feng X, ES Posmentier, A Putman, A Faiia, K Everhart, and L Sonder. 2018. Sea Ice Effect on Arctic Precipitation Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE-SC/ARM-18-001.

2017

Deng M, G Mace, Z Wang, F Li, and Y Luo. 2017. "Partitioning Ice Water Content from Retrievals and Its Application in Model Comparison." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(4), 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0017.1.

Putman A, X Feng, E Posmentier, A Faiia, and L Sonder. 2017. "Testing a Novel Method for Initializing Air Parcel Back Trajectories in Precipitating Clouds Using Reanalysis Data." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34(11), 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0053.1.


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