mwr: Microwave Radiometer

The microwave radiometer (MWR) provides time-series measurements of column-integrated amounts of water vapor and liquid water. The instrument itself is a sensitive microwave receiver that detects the microwave emissions of the vapor and liquid water molecules in the atmosphere at two frequencies: 23.8 and 31.4 GHz.

Integrated water vapor and liquid water path are derived from radiance measurements with a statistical retrieval algorithm that uses monthly derived and location-dependent linear regression coefficients.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2019

Fu S, X Deng, M Shupe, and H Xue. 2019. "A modelling study of the continuous ice formation in an autumnal Arctic mixed-phase cloud case." Atmospheric Research, 228, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.05.021.

Matrosov S, M Maahn, and G de Boer. 2019. "Observational and modeling study of ice hydrometeor radar dual-wavelength ratios." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, , 10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0018.1.

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.

Mapes B, A Chandra, Z Kuang, S Song, and P Zuidema. 2019. "Estimating Convection’s Moisture Sensitivity: An Observation–Model Synthesis Using AMIE-DYNAMO Field Data." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76(6), 10.1175/JAS-D-18-0127.1.

Smith E, J Gebauer, P Klein, E Fedorovich, and J Gibbs. 2019. "The Great Plains Low-Level Jet during PECAN: Observed and Simulated Characteristics." Monthly Weather Review, 147(6), 10.1175/MWR-D-18-0293.1.

Maahn M, F Hoffmann, M Shupe, G de Boer, S Matrosov, and E Luke. 2019. "Can liquid cloud microphysical processes be used for vertically pointing cloud radar calibration?" Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(6), doi:10.5194/amt-12-3151-2019.
Research Highlight

Acquistapace C, U Löhnert, M Maahn, and P Kollias. 2019. "A New Criterion to Improve Operational Drizzle Detection with Ground-Based Remote Sensing." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 36(5), 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0158.1.

Ghate V and M Cadeddu. 2019. "Drizzle and Turbulence Below Closed Cellular Marine Stratocumulus Clouds." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2018JD030141. ONLINE.
Research Highlight

Mlawer E, D Turner, S Paine, L Palchetti, G Bianchini, V Payne, K Cady‐Pereira, R Pernak, M Alvarado, D Gombos, J Delamere, M Mlynczak, and J Mast. 2019. "Analysis of water vapor absorption in the far‐infrared and submillimeter regions using surface radiometric measurements from extremely dry locations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2018JD029508.

Cimini D, J Hocking, F De Angelis, A Cersosimo, F Di Paola, D Gallucci, S Gentile, E Geraldi, S Larosa, S Nilo, F Romano, E Ricciardelli, E Ripepi, M Viggiano, L Luini, C Riva, F Marzano, P Martinet, Y Song, M Ahn, and P Rosenkranz. 2019. "RTTOV-gb v1.0 – updates on sensors, absorption models, uncertainty, and availability." Geoscientific Model Development, 12(5), 10.5194/gmd-12-1833-2019.


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