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sacr: SACR2 pre-CGA Ingested Data Type: Evaluation Instrument

This is pre-CGA data from the SACR2 instrument. It is similar to other Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (SACR) data that the ARM program has been collecting at other sites. The major difference is that the SACR2 is fully polarimetric, so there are more polarization moments available in many of the data files.

Purpose

Data were collected for use by radar scientists and engineers in evaluating the new SACR2 instrument and its use at the Oliktok site. The data set provides radar moments such as reflectivity, Doppler velocity and spectral width as well as one or more polarization moments, depending on which operational mode is in use for a given scan volume.The data were collected while scanning in Range-Height indicator (RHI) patterns, in Plan-Position Indicator patterns, and at vertical incidence.

Measurements

Locations

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Data Details

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Resource(s) Data Directory
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Data format netCDF
Site OLI
Content time range 9 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
Attribute accuracy No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted
Positional accuracy No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted
Data Consistency and Completeness Data set is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract.Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for addtional details.
Access Restriction No access constraints are associated with this data.
Use Restriction No use constraints are associated with this data.
File naming convention Follows ARM Standard file naming convension.