kazrarscl > Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith RadarsVAP Type(s) > Baseline • Evaluation

The KAZRARSCL VAP provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments. The VAP merges corrected KAZR moments from all active radar modes with cloud base and cloud mask observations from the micropulse lidar (MPL), cloud base from the ceilometer, and information from soundings, rain gauge, and microwave radiometer instruments to produce two datastreams, one with best-estimate cloud base and cloud layer boundaries, and another that also includes best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments.

For more details, read the Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) Value-Added Product (VAP) technical report.


The data set provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate radar moments.  These can be used to improve our understanding of cloud processes and in turn lead to improvements in climate and earth system models.



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  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Data Details

Developed By Karen Johnson | Scott Giangrande
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Resource(s) Data Directory
Data format netCDF
Site ENA
Content time range 18 January 2011 - 31 March 2021
Attribute accuracy No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted
Positional accuracy No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted
Data Consistency and Completeness Data set is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract.Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
Access Restriction No access constraints are associated with this data.
Use Restriction No use constraints are associated with this data.
File naming convention Standard ARM naming convention: sss arsclkazr1kollias FF . dl . yyyymmdd . hhmmss .nc and sss arsclkazrbnd1kollias FF . dl . yyyymmdd . hhmmss .nc
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