skyrad: Sky Radiometers on Stand for Downwelling Radiation

The sky radiation (SKYRAD) collection of radiometers provides continuous measurements of broadband shortwave (solar) and longwave (infrared) irradiances for downwelling components.

These 1-minute data are collected from a network of stations to help determine the total radiative energy exchange and ultraviolet exposure at any deployment site.

At SKYRAD sites, collocated upwelling shortwave and longwave irradiance measurements are also normally performed (see GNDRAD).

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2019

Cox CJ, SM Morris, T Uttal, CN Long, and A McComiskey. 2019. The De-Icing Comparison Experiment – ARM Contribution (DICEXACO) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-020.

Cox CJ, RS Stone, DC Douglas, DM Stanitski, and MR Gallagher. 2019. "The Aleutian Low‐Beaufort Sea Anticyclone: A Climate Index Correlated With the Timing of Springtime Melt in the Pacific Arctic Cryosphere." Geophysical Research Letters, 46(13), 10.1029/2019GL083306.
Research Highlight

Silber I, J Verlinde, M Cadeddu, C Flynn, A Vogelmann, and E Eloranta. 2019. "Antarctic Cloud Macrophysical, Thermodynamic Phase, and Atmospheric Inversion Coupling Properties at McMurdo Station—Part II: Radiative Impact During Different Synoptic Regimes." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(3), doi:10.1029/2018JD029471.

2018

PZ, M Alvarado, C Chiu, S DeSzoeke, C Fairall, G Feingold, A Freedman, S Ghan, J Haywood, P Kollias, E Lewis, G McFarquhar, A McComiskey, D Mechem, T Onasch, J Redemann, D Romps, D Turner, H Wang, R Wood, S Yuter, and P Zhu. 2018. Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-018.

Andreas A, M Dooraghi, A Habte, M Kutchenreiter, I Reda, and M Sangupta. 2018. Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS), Sky Radiation (SKYRAD), Ground Radiation (GNDRAD), and Broadband Radiometer Station (BRS) Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-025.

2017

Nicolas J, A Vogelmann, R Scott, A Wilson, M Cadeddu, D Bromwich, J Verlinde, D Lubin, L Russell, C Jenkinson, H Powers, M Ryczek, G Stone, and J Wille. 2017. "January 2016 extensive summer melt in West Antarctica favoured by strong El Nino." Nature Communications, 8, 15799, doi:10.1038/ncomms15799.
Research Highlight

2016

Good EJ. 2016. "An in situ-based analysis of the relationship between land surface “skin” and screen-level air temperatures." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(15), 10.1002/2016jd025318.

2015

Collow A, VP Ghate, MA Miller, and L Trabachino. 2015. "A one-year study of the diurnal cycle of meteorology, clouds, and radiation in the West African Sahel region." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142(694), 10.1002/qj.2623.

Shupe MD, DD Turner, A Zwink, MM Thieman, EJ Mlawer, and T Shippert. 2015. "Deriving Arctic Cloud Microphysics at Barrow, Alaska: Algorithms, Results, and Radiative Closure." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54(7), 10.1175/jamc-d-15-0054.1.
Research Highlight

Jundt R. 2015. ARM Mobile Facility Fact Sheet. DOE/SC-ARM-15-022.


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