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

Active Instrument Locations

Facility Name Instrument Start Date
Central Facility, Barrow AK 1998-01-02
Central Facility, Lamont, OK 1993-07-21

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.

Silber I, J Verlinde, S Wang, D Bromwich, A Fridlind, M Cadeddu, E Eloranta, and C Flynn. 2019. "Cloud Influence on ERA5 and AMPS Surface Downwelling Longwave Radiation Biases in West Antarctica." Journal of Climate, , 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0149.1. ONLINE.

Tang S, C Tao, S Xie, and M Zhang. 2019. Description of the ARM Large-Scale Forcing Data from the Constrained Variational Analysis (VARANAL) Version 2. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-222.

Xue Y, J Li, W Menzel, E Borbas, S Ho, Z Li, and J Li. 2019. "Characteristics of Satellite Sampling Errors in Total Precipitable Water from SSMIS, HIRS, and COSMIC Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(13), 10.1029/2018JD030045.

Tian J, X Dong, B Xi, C Williams, and P Wu. 2019. "Estimation of liquid water path below the melting layer in stratiform precipitation systems using radar measurements during MC3E." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(7), 10.5194/amt-12-3743-2019.

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, 58(9), 10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0018.1.
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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.
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