arscl: Active Remotely-Sensed Cloud Locations

The Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) VAP combines data from active remote sensors to produce an objective determination of hydrometeor height distributions and estimates of their radar reflectivities, vertical velocities, and Doppler spectral widths, which are optimized for accuracy. These data provide fundamental information for retrieving cloud microphysical properties and assessing the radiative effects of clouds on climate.

For more details, click The ARM Millimeter Wave Cloud Radars (MMCRs) and the Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) Value Added Product (VAP).

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Components

mmcr: Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar

mpl: Micropulse Lidar

Related Publications

2016

Zhang J, J Li, X Xia, H Chen, and C Ling. 2016. "Cloud properties under different synoptic circulations: Comparison of radiosonde and ground-based active remote sensing measurements." Atmosphere, 7(12), 10.3390/atmos7120154.

2015

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.

Kennedy AD, X Dong, and B Xi. 2015. "Cloud fraction at the ARM SGP site: reducing uncertainty with self-organizing maps." Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 124(1-2), 10.1007/s00704-015-1384-3.

2014

Carbajal Henken CK, R Lindstrot, R Preusker, and J Fischer. 2014. "FAME-C: cloud property retrieval using synergistic AATSR and MERIS observations." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7(11), 10.5194/amt-7-3873-2014.

Chiu JC, JA Holmes, RJ Hogan, and EJ O'Connor. 2014. "The interdependence of continental warm cloud properties derived from unexploited solar background signals in ground-based lidar measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 10.5194/acp-14-8389-2014.

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.

Phillips TJ and SA Klein. 2014. "Land-atmosphere coupling manifested in warm-season observations on the U.S. southern great plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(2), 10.1002/2013jd020492.

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.

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, 53, 10.1175/jamc-d-13-072.1.

Xie S, X Liu, C Zhao, and Y Zhang. 2013. "Sensitivity of CAM5-Simulated Arctic Clouds and Radiation to Ice Nucleation Parameterization." Journal of Climate, 26(16), 10.1175/jcli-d-12-00517.1.


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