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

2018

Wagner T, P Klein, and D Turner. 2018. "A new generation of ground-based mobile platforms for active and passive profiling of the boundary layer." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, , 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0165.1. ONLINE.

McHardy T, X Dong, B Xi, M Thieman, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2018. "Comparison of Daytime Low-Level Cloud Properties Derived From GOES and ARM SGP Measurements." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(15), 10.1029/2018JD028911.

Varble A, S Nesbitt, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P DeMott, S Kreidenweis, M Jensen, P Kollias, D Romps, K Rasmussen, R Houze, Jr, R Leung, D Gochis, E Avila, CR Williams, and P Borque. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-027.

Varble A, S Nesbit, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, P DeMott, M Jensen, R Houze, Jr., K Rasmussen, R Leung, D Romps, D Gochis, E Avila, and C Williams. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-004.

Naren Athreyas K, E Gunawan, and B Tay. 2018. "Source tracing of thunderstorm generated inertia-gravity waves observed during the RADAGAST campaign in Niamey, Niger." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 172, 10.1016/j.jastp.2018.03.003.

Zhang J, P Zuidema, D Turner, and M Cadeddu. 2018. "Surface-based microwave humidity retrievals over the equatorial Indian Ocean: Applications and Challenges." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, , 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0301.1. ONLINE.

Liu J and Z Li. 2018. "Significant Underestimation in the Optically Based Estimation of the Aerosol First Indirect Effect Induced by the Aerosol Swelling Effect." Geophysical Research Letters, 45(11), 10.1029/2018GL077679.
Research Highlight

Miller N, M Shupe, J Lenaerts, J Kay, G de Boer, and R Bennartz. 2018. "Process-Based Model Evaluation Using Surface Energy Budget Observations in Central Greenland." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(10), 10.1029/2017JD027377.

de Boer G. 2018. Profiling at Oliktok Point to Enhance Year of Polar Prediction Experiments (POPEYE) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Research facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-021.

Silber I, J Verlinde, E Eloranta, C Flynn, and D Flynn. 2018. "Polar liquid cloud base detection algorithms for high spectral resolution or micropulse lidar data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2017JD027840. ONLINE.


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