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Microscale data product based on the increased temporal resolution of the MMCRs which includes information about the local maxima in each Doppler spectrum, uncertainty estimates for the Doppler moments of the primary peak, Doppler moment shape parameters (e.g., skewness and kurtosis), and more accurate identification of radar clutter.



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Content time range 1 October 2004 - 31 July 2014


ZHU Z, P Kollias, F Yang, and E Luke. 2020. "On the estimation of in‐cloud vertical air motion using radar Doppler spectra." Geophysical Research Letters, 48(1), e2020GL090682, 10.1029/2020GL090682.


Kalesse H, T Vogl, C Paduraru, and E Luke. 2019. "Development and validation of a supervised machine learning radar Doppler spectra peak-finding algorithm." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(8), 10.5194/amt-12-4591-2019.


Oue M, P Kollias, A Ryzhkov, and E Luke. 2018. "Toward Exploring the Synergy Between Cloud Radar Polarimetry and Doppler Spectral Analysis in Deep Cold Precipitating Systems in the Arctic." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(5), doi: 10.1002/2017JD027717.
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Riihimaki L, J Comstock, E Luke, T Thorsen, and Q Fu. 2017. "A case study of microphysical structures and hydrometeor phase in convection using radar Doppler spectra at Darwin, Australia." Geophysical Research Letters, 44(14), 10.1002/2017GL074187.
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Riihimaki LD, JM Comstock, KK Anderson, and A Holmes. 2016. "A path towards uncertainty assignment in an operational cloud-phase algorithm from ARM vertically pointing active sensors." Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography, 2(1), 10.5194/ascmo-2-49-2016.

Shupe M, J Comstock, D Turner, and G Mace. 2016. "Cloud Property Retrievals in the ARM Program." Meteorological Monographs, 57, 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0030.1.

Shupe MD, JM Comstock, DD Turner, and GG Mace. 2016. Cloud property retrievals in the ARM Program. In The Atmospheric Radiation Program: The First 20 Years, pp. 1-20. .


roeder L. 2013. Cloud and Precipitation Radars. DOE/SC-ARM-13-016.

Sivaraman S. 2013. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report January 1–March 31, 2013. Ed. by U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/SC-ARM-13-010.

Sivaraman C. 2013. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report October 01–December 31, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-13-002.

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