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

Active Instrument Locations

Facility Name Instrument Start Date
Andenes, Norway; AMF1 (main site for COMBLE) 2019-10-03
Central Facility, Barrow AK 1998-02-14
Oliktok Point, Alaska; AMF3 2015-08-01
Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal 2013-09-28

2019

Gunsch M, J Liu, C Moffett, R Sheesley, N Wang, Q Zhang, T Watson, and K Pratt. 2019. "Diesel Soot and Amine-Containing Organic Sulfate Aerosols in an Arctic Oil Field." Environmental Science & Technology, 54(1), 10.1021/acs.est.9b04825.

Varble A, S Nesbitt, P Salio, E Avila, P Borque, P DeMott, G McFarquhar, S van den Heever, E Zipser, D Gochis, R Houze, M Jensen, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, R Leung, K Rasmussen, D Romps, and C Williams. 2019. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-028.

de Boer G, C Cox, and J Creamean. 2019. "Accelerated Springtime Melt of Snow on Tundra Downwind from Northern Alaska River Systems Resulting from Niveo-aeolian Deposition Events." ARCTIC, 72(3), 10.14430/arctic68654.
Research Highlight

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, 32(22), 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0149.1.

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.

Mattioli V, C Accadia, C Prigent, S Crewell, A Geer, P Eriksson, S Fox, J Pardo, E Mlawer, M Cadeddu, M Bremer, C De Breuck, A Smette, D Cimini, E Turner, M Mech, F Marzano, P Brunel, J Vidot, R Bennartz, T Wehr, S Di Michele, and V John. 2019. "Atmospheric gas absorption knowledge in the sub-millimeter: Modeling, field measurements, and uncertainty quantification." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(12), 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0074.1.

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.


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