skyrad > Sky Radiometers on Stand for Downwelling RadiationInstrument Type(s) > Baseline

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

Active Locations

Facility Name Start Date
Central Facility, Barrow AK 1998-02-14
Gunnison, CO; AMF2 (main site for SAIL) 2021-09-01
Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal 2013-09-28

2023

Dong X, X Zheng, B Xi, and S Xie. 2023. "A Climatology of Midlatitude Maritime Cloud Fraction and Radiative Effect Derived from the ARM ENA Ground-Based Observations." Journal of Climate, 36(2), 10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0290.1.

2022

Phillips C, U Nair, and S Christopher. 2022. "The Influence of Dust‐Smoke Mixtures on Boundary Layer Processes and Nocturnal Warming in the Sahel." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(11), e2021JD036349, 10.1029/2021JD036349.

Lopes F, E Dutra, and I Trigo. 2022. "Integrating Reanalysis and Satellite Cloud Information to Estimate Surface Downward Long-Wave Radiation." Remote Sensing, 14(7), 10.3390/rs14071704.

Geerts B, SE Giangrande, GM McFarquhar, L Xue, SJ Abel, JM Comstock, S Crewell, PJ DeMott, K Ebell, P Field, T Hill, A Hunzinger, MP Jensen, KL Johnson, T Juliano, P Kollias, B Kosovic, C Lackner, E Luke, C Lüpkes, AA Matthews, R Neggers, M Ovchinnikov, H Powers, MD Shupe, T Spengler, B Swanson, M Tjernström, AK Theisen, N Wales, M Wendisch, and P Wu. 2022. "The COMBLE campaign: a study of marine boundary-layer clouds in Arctic cold-air outbreaks." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103(5), 10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0044.1.

Fitch K and T Garrett. 2022. "Measurement and Analysis of the Microphysical Properties of Arctic Precipitation Showing Frequent Occurrence of Riming." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(7), e2020JD035980, 10.1029/2021JD035980.


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