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kazrshipcor > KAZR Ship Motion CorrectionVAP Type(s) > Evaluation

The Ka-band ARM zenith radar (KAZR) Ship Correction (KAZRSHIPCOR) VAP is intended to correct the effect of ship motion on the radar measurements, which are intended to be vertically pointing. KAZRSHIPCOR is provided as an evaluation product for the MAGIC and ACAPEX campaigns.

Reflectivity, spectral width, and signal to noise ratio are corrected to account for the pitch and roll of the ship. Mean Doppler velocity is corrected for pitch and roll, and additionally corrected to reduce the impact of the horizontal wind component and ship heave velocity. The KAZRSHIPCOR data stream provides ancillary QC for each corrected variable. The AQC indicates that a correction was not made. If no correction was possible, due to a lack of ship attitude data, the variable defaults to its uncorrected value.

Purpose

KAZRSHIPCOR is provided as an evaluation product for the MAGIC and ACAPEX campaigns.

Primary Derived Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Data Details

Developed By Michael Jensen
Contact Tami Toto
Resource(s) Data Directory
ReadMe
Data format netcdf
Site ACX
MAG
Content time range 1 October 2012 - 12 February 2015
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 addtional 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 file naming convention
Directory Organization MAG has two kazr modes: kazrshipcorge.c1, kazrshipcorhi.c1, ACX has two kazr modes: kazrshipcorge.c1, kazrshipcormd.c1

Contact

Scott Giangrande
Translator
Brookhaven National Laboratory

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