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kazrarscl: Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars

The KAZR-ARSCL 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 the ARM millimeter wave cloud radars (MMCRs) and the Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) Value Added Product (VAP) technical report.



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Williams C, M Maahn, J Hardin, and G de Boer. 2018. "Clutter mitigation, multiple peaks, and high-order spectral moments in 35 GHz vertically pointing radar velocity spectra." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11(9), 10.5194/amt-11-4963-2018.
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