mwacr > Marine W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud RadarInstrument Type(s) > Baseline

The Marine W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar measures cloud properties, including radar Doppler and radar reflectivity. This instrument is a zenith-pointing W-Band ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) mounted on a stabilized platform for use aboard ships.

Primary Derived Measurements


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3


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