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.

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), doi:10.5194/acp-17-5973-2017.

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.

Deng M, GG Mace, Z Wang, and E Berry. 2016. "CloudSat 2C-ICE product update with a new Z(e) parameterization in lidar-only region." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(23), 10.1002/2015jd023600.

Albrecht B, M Fang, and V Ghate. 2016. "Exploring Stratocumulus Cloud-Top Entrainment Processes and Parameterizations by Using Doppler Cloud Radar Observations." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73(2), 10.1175/jas-d-15-0147.1.

Wang Y, B Geerts, and Y Chen. 2016. "Vertical structure of boundary layer convection during cold-air outbreaks at Barrow, Alaska." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(1), 10.1002/2015jd023506.


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