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

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.

Nicolas J, A Vogelmann, R Scott, A Wilson, M Cadeddu, D Bromwich, J Verlinde, D Lubin, L Russell, C Jenkinson, H Powers, M Ryczek, G Stone, and J Wille. 2017. "January 2016 extensive summer melt in West Antarctica favoured by strong El Nino." Nature Communications, 8, 15799, doi:10.1038/ncomms15799.

Moisseev D, A von Lerber, and J Tiira. 2017. "Quantifying the effect of riming on snowfall using ground-based observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(7), 10.1002/2016JD026272.

Zhang Z, X Dong, B Xi, H Song, P Ma, S Ghan, S Platnick, and P Minnis. 2017. "Inter-comparisons of marine boundary layer cloud properties from the ARM CAP-MBL campaign and two MODIS cloud products." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(4), 10.1002/2016JD025763.

2016

Kalesse H, G DeBoer, A Solomon, M Oue, M Ahlgrimm, D Zhang, M Shupe, E Luke, and A Protat. 2016. "Understanding Rapid Changes in Phase Partitioning between Cloud Liquid and Ice in Stratiform Mixed-Phase Clouds: An Arctic Case Study." Monthly Weather Review, 144(12), 10.1175/mwr-d-16-0155.1. ONLINE.

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.

Berg W, S Bilanow, R Chen, S Datta, D Draper, H Ebrahimi, S Farrar, L Jones, R Kroodsma, D McKague, V Payne, J Wang, T Wilheit, and JX Yang. 2016. "Intercalibration of the GPM Microwave Radiometer Constellation." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(12), 10.1175/jtech-d-16-0100.1. ONLINE.

Mejia FA, B Kurtz, K Murray, LM Hinkelman, M Sengupta, Y Xie, and J Kleissl. 2016. "Coupling sky images with radiative transfer models: a new method to estimate cloud optical depth." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9(8), 10.5194/amt-9-4151-2016.

Zheng X, SA Klein, H Ma, P Bogenschutz, A Gettelman, and VE Larson. 2016. "Assessment of marine boundary layer cloud simulations in the CAM with CLUBB and updated microphysics scheme based on ARM observations from the Azores." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(14), 10.1002/2016jd025274.

Albrecht B and V Ghate. 2016. Stratocumulus Precipitation and Entrainment Experiment (SPEE) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-16-034.


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