mwrhf: Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency

The Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from two channels centered at 90 and 150 GHz. These two channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.



  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications


Turner DD, S Kneifel, and MP Cadeddu. 2016. "An Improved Liquid Water Absorption Model at Microwave Frequencies for Supercooled Liquid Water Clouds." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(1), 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0074.1.


Mann JA, JC Chiu, RJ Hogan, EJ O'Connor, TS L'Ecuyer, TH Stein, and A Jefferson. 2014. "Aerosol impacts on drizzle properties in warm clouds from ARM Mobile Facility maritime and continental deployments." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(7), 10.1002/2013JD021339.

Kneifel S, S Redl, E Orlandi, U Löhnert, MP Cadeddu, DD Turner, and M Chen. 2014. "Absorption Properties of Supercooled Liquid Water between 31 and 225 GHz: Evaluation of Absorption Models Using Ground-Based Observations." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53(4), 10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0214.1.


Wu D, B Xi, Z Feng, A Kennedy, M Grenchen, G Matt, and T W-K. 2013. "The impact of various WRF single-moment microphysics parameterizations on squall line precipitation events." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50798.

Cadeddu MP, JC Liljegren, and DD Turner. 2013. "The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program network of microwave radiometers: instrumentation, data, and retrievals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2359-2013.


Li Z, F Niu, J Fan, Y Liu, and D Rosenfeld. 2011. "Long-term impacts of aerosols on the vertical development of clouds and precipitation." Nature Geoscience, 4(12), 10.1038/ngeo1313.

Cadeddu MP and DD Turner. 2011. "Evaluation of Water Permittivity Models From Ground-Based Observations of Cold Clouds at Frequencies Between 23 and 170 GHz." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(8), 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2121074.

Payne VH, EJ Mlawer, KE Cady-Pereira, and J Moncet. 2011. "Water Vapor Continuum Absorption in the Microwave." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(6), 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2091416.


Cadeddu MP and DD Turner. 2010. Evaluation of cloud liquid absorption models at 90 and 150 GHz. In 11th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, pp. 171-176. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

Caddedu M and D Turner. 2010. Evaluation of Uncertainties Affecting the Retrievals of Cloud Liquid Water Using Microwave Frequencies at 90 and 150 GHz. Presented at Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting.

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