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

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 Royal Meteorological Society, 142(694), doi: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.

2014

Grobner J, I Reda, S Wacker, K Behrens, and J Gorman. 2014. "A new absolute reference for atmospheric longwave irradiance." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, , 10.1002/2014JD021630, 10.1002/2014JD021630. ONLINE.

Riihimaki LD and CN Long. 2014. "Spatial variability of surface irradiance measurements at the Manus ARM site." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(9), 10.1002/2013JD021187.

Wu W, Y Liu, MP Jensen, T Toto, MJ Foster, and CN Long. 2014. "A comparison of multiscale variations of decade-long cloud fractions from six different platforms over the Southern Great Plains in the United States." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(6), 10.1002/2013JD019813.

2013

Yoneyama K, C Zhang, and CN Long. 2013. "Tracking Pulses of the Madden–Julian Oscillation." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94(12), 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00157.1.

Fang M, BA Albrecht, VP Ghate, and P Kollias. 2013. "Turbulence in continental stratocumulus, Part II: Eddy dissipation rates and large-eddy coherent structures." Boundary-Layer Meteorology, , doi:10.1007/s10546-013-9872-4.

Protat A, SA Young, SA McFarlane, T L’Ecuyer, GG Mace, JM Comstock, CN Long, E Berry, and J Delanoë. 2013. "Reconciling ground-based and space-based estimates of the frequency of occurrence and radiative effect of clouds around Darwin, Australia." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, , doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-072.1.

McFarlane SA, CN Long, and J Flaherty. 2013. "A Climatology of Surface Cloud Radiative Effects at the ARM Tropical Western Pacific Sites." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52(4), 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0189.1.

Stoffel T, M Anderberg, A Habte, M Kutchenreiter, and P Gotseff. 2013. Solar Radiometric Data Assessment Using ARM and NREL Data Quality Tools for SKYRAD, GNDRAD and SIRS Stations. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.


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