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

2019

Tao C, Y Zhang, S Tang, Q Tang, H Ma, S Xie, and M Zhang. 2019. "Regional Moisture Budget and Land‐Atmosphere Coupling over the U.S. Southern Great Plains Inferred from the ARM Long‐Term Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 10.1029/2019JD030585. ONLINE.

Li J, B Jian, C Zhao, Y Zhao, J Wang, and J Huang. 2019. "Atmospheric Instability Dominates the Long‐Term Variation of Cloud Vertical overlap Over the Southern Great Plains Site." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 10.1029/2019JD030954.

Lim K, L Riihimaki, Y Shi, D Flynn, J Kleiss, L Berg, W Gustafson, Y Zhang, and K Johnson. 2019. "Long-term retrievals of cloud type and fair-weather shallow cumulus events at the ARM SGP site." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, , 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0215.1. ONLINE.

Lamraoui F, J Booth, C Naud, M Jensen, and K Johnson. 2019. "The interaction between boundary layer and convection schemes in a WRF simulation of post‐cold‐frontal clouds over the ARM East North Atlantic site." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(8), doi:10.1029/2018JD029370.
Research Highlight

Giangrande S, D Wang, M Bartholomew, M Jensen, D Mechem, J Hardin, and R Wood. 2019. "Midlatitude Oceanic Cloud and Precipitation Properties as Sampled By the ARM Eastern North Atlantic Observatory." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(8), 10.1029/2018JD029667.
Research Highlight

Terai C, Y Zhang, S Klein, M Zelinka, J Chiu, and Q Min. 2019. "Mechanisms behind the extratropical stratiform low‐cloud optical depth response to temperature in ARM site observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(4), doi:10.1029/2018JD029359.
Research Highlight

Neggers R, P Griewank, and T Heus. 2019. "Powerlaw scaling in the internal variability of cumulus cloud size distributions due to subsampling and spatial organization." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 76(6), doi:10.1175/JAS-D-18-0194.1.

2018

Williams I. 2018. "Evaluating soil moisture feedback on convective triggering: Roles of convective and land‐model parameterizations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(1), 10.1029/2018JD029326.
Research Highlight

Fast J, L Berg, L Alexander, D Bell, E D’Ambro, J Hubbe, C Kuang, J Liu, C Long, A Matthews, F Mei, R Newsom, M Pekour, T Pinterich, B Schmid, S Schobesberger, J Shilling, J Smith, S Springston, K Suski, J Thornton, J Tomlinson, J Wang, H Xiao, and A Zelenyuk. 2018. "Overview of the HI-SCALE Field Campaign: A New Perspective on Shallow Convective Clouds." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(5), 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0030.1.
Research Highlight

Angevine W, J Olson, J Kenyon, W Gustafson, S Endo, K Suselj, and D Turner. 2018. "Shallow cumulus in WRF parameterizations evaluated against LASSO large-eddy simulations." Monthly Weather Review, 146(12), 10.1175/MWR-D-18-0115.1.


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