mwacr: Marine W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar

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.



  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Active Instrument Locations

Facility Name Instrument Start Date
MOSAIC (Drifting Obs - Study of Arctic Climate); AMF2 2019-08-31


Zheng X, S Klein, V Ghate, S Santos, J McGibbon, P Caldwell, P Bogenschutz, W Lin, and M Cadeddu. 2020. "Assessment of Precipitating Marine Stratocumulus Clouds in the E3SMv1 Atmosphere Model: A Case Study from the ARM MAGIC Field Campaign." Monthly Weather Review, 148(8), 10.1175/MWR-D-19-0349.1.
Research Highlight


Zheng Y and Z Li. 2019. "Episodes of warm‐air advection causing cloud‐surface decoupling during the MARCUS." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(22), 10.1029/2019JD030835.
Research Highlight

Mason S, R Hogan, C Westbrook, S Kneifel, D Moisseev, and L von Terzi. 2019. "The importance of particle size distribution and internal structure for triple-frequency radar retrievals of the morphology of snow." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(9), 10.5194/amt-12-4993-2019.

Kollias P, B Puigdomènech Treserras, and A Protat. 2019. "Calibration of the 2007–2017 record of Atmospheric Radiation Measurements cloud radar observations using CloudSat." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(9), 10.5194/amt-12-4949-2019.

Li H and D Moisseev. 2019. "Melting layer attenuation at Ka‐ and W‐bands as derived from multi‐frequency radar Doppler spectra observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2019JD030316. ONLINE.
Research Highlight

McFarquhar G, R Marchand, C Bretherton, S Alexander, A Protat, S Siems, R Wood, and P DeMott. 2019. Measurements of Aerosols, Radiation, and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-008.


Mason S, C Chiu, R Hogan, D Moisseev, and S Kneifel. 2018. "Retrievals of Riming and Snow Density from Vertically Pointing Doppler Radars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(24), 10.1029/2018JD028603.


Arulraj M and A Barros. 2017. "Shallow Precipitation Detection and Classification Using Multifrequency Radar Observations and Model Simulations." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34(9), 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0060.1.


Burns D, P Kollias, A Tatarevic, A Battaglia, and S Tanelli. 2016. "The performance of the EarthCARE Cloud Profiling Radar in marine stratiform clouds." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(24), 10.1002/2016JD025090.

Goss H. 2016. Measurements of Aerosols, Radiation, and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS) Backgrounder. Ed. by Rolanda Jundt, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-16-055.

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