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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

2020

Achtert P, E O'Connor, I Brooks, G Sotiropoulou, M Shupe, B Pospichal, B Brooks, and M Tjernström. 2020. "Properties of Arctic liquid and mixed-phase clouds from shipborne Cloudnet observations during ACSE 2014." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(23), 10.5194/acp-20-14983-2020.

Mace G, A Protat, R Humphries, S Alexander, I McRobert, J Ward, P Selleck, M Keywood, and G McFarquhar. 2020. "Southern Ocean Cloud Properties Derived from CAPRICORN and MARCUS Data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , e2020JD033368, 10.1029/2020JD033368. ONLINE.

ZHU Z, P Kollias, F Yang, and E Luke. 2020. "On the estimation of in‐cloud vertical air motion using radar Doppler spectra." Geophysical Research Letters, 48(1), e2020GL090682, 10.1029/2020GL090682.

Wang Y, X Zheng, X Dong, B Xi, P Wu, T Logan, and Y Yung. 2020. "Impacts of long-range transport of aerosols on marine-boundary-layer clouds in the eastern North Atlantic." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(23), 10.5194/acp-20-14741-2020.

Zhang C, S Xie, and C Tao. 2020. ARM Data-Oriented Metrics and Diagnostics Package for Climate Model Evaluation. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-202.

Abbasi B, Z Qin, W Du, J Fan, C Zhao, Q Hang, S Zhao, and S Li. 2020. "An Algorithm to Retrieve Total Precipitable Water Vapor in the Atmosphere from FengYun 3D Medium Resolution Spectral Imager 2 (FY-3D MERSI-2) Data." Remote Sensing, 12(21), 10.3390/rs12213469.

Khanal S, Z Wang, and J French. 2020. "Improving middle and high latitude cloud liquid water path measurements from MODIS." Atmospheric Research, 243, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105033.

Dorsey K and D Feldman. 2020. Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory. Ed. by Rolanda Jundt, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-20-016.

Serra Y, A Rowe, D Adams, and G Kiladis. 2020. "Kelvin Waves during GOAmazon and Their Relationship to Deep Convection." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 77(10), 10.1175/JAS-D-20-0008.1.
Research Highlight

Tridon F, A Battaglia, and S Kneifel. 2020. "Estimating total attenuation using Rayleigh targets at cloud top: applications in multilayer and mixed-phase clouds observed by ground-based multifrequency radars." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13(9), 10.5194/amt-13-5065-2020.


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