atmcldradmace-19: Atmospheric State, Cloud Microphysics & Radiative Flux Type: PI Product

Atmospheric thermodynamics, cloud properties, radiative fluxes and radiative heating rates for the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site. The data represent a characterization of the physical state of the atmospheric column compiled on a five-minute temporal and 90m vertical grid. Sources for this information include raw measurements, cloud property and radiative retrievals, retrievals and derived variables from other third-party sources, and radiative calculations using the derived quantities.


Data were collected in order to help and improve the climate and earth system models.

Data Details

Contact Gerald Mace
Resource(s) Data Directory
Data format others
Content time range 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2010
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 site.Integrate_Column_AveragingInterval-Mace.yyyymmdd.000000.v2.cdf
Directory Organization each site directory has subdirectories for the file type and then subdirectories for the years

Related Publications


Solomon A, G Feingold, and MD Shupe. 2015. "The role of ice nuclei recycling in the maintenance of cloud ice in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(18), 10.5194/acp-15-10631-2015.


Miller SM, AM Michalak, and PJ Levi. 2014. "Atmospheric inverse modeling with known physical bounds: an example from trace gas emissions." Geoscientific Model Development, 7(1), 10.5194/gmd-7-303-2014.


Fan J, D Rosenfeld, Y Ding, L Leung, and Z Li. 2012. "Potential aerosol indirect effects on atmospheric circulation and radiative forcing through deep convection." Geophysical Research Letters, 39(9), L09806, 10.1029/2012GL051851.

Reda I, J Zeng, J Scheuch, L Hanssen, B Wilthan, D Myers, and T Stoffel. 2012. "An absolute cavity pyrgeometer to measure the absolute outdoor longwave irradiance with traceability to international system of units, SI." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 77(March 2012), 10.1016/j.jastp.2011.12.011.


van Diedenhoven B, AM Fridlind, and AS Ackerman. 2011. "Influence of Humidified Aerosol on Lidar Depolarization Measurements below Ice-Precipitating Arctic Stratus." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50(10), 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-037.1.

Lawson RP. 2011. "Effects of ice particles shattering on the 2D-S probe." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4(7), 10.5194/amt-4-1361-2011.

Zhao Y, GG Mace, and JM Comstock. 2011. "The Occurrence of Particle Size Distribution Bimodality in Midlatitude Cirrus as Inferred from Ground-Based Remote Sensing Data." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68(6), 10.1175/2010JAS3354.1.

Dong X, K Giannechini, B Xi, and P Minnis. 2011. Validation of CERES-MODIS cloud properties over the Arctic using ARM and CloudSat/CALIPSO observations. Presented at 15th CERES-II science Team Meeting. Newport News, VA.


Khaiyer MM, P Minnis, DR Doelling, ML Nordeen, R Palikonda, D Rutan, and Y Yi. 2010. Improved TOA broadband shortwave and longwave fluxes derived from satellites over the Tropical Western Pacific. In 13th AMS Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, Portland, OR: AMS.


Solomon A, H Morrison, O Persson, MD Shupe, and JW Bao. 2009. "Investigation of Microphysical Parameterizations of Snow and Ice in Arctic Clouds during M-PACE through Model–Observation Comparisons." Monthly Weather Review, 137(9), 10.1175/2009MWR2688.1.

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