Datastream : DISDROMETER

Disdrometer: measures rain drop size distribution

Active Dates
2006.01.11 - 2015.11.23

Measurement Categories
Atmospheric State, Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
Impact Disdrometer (DISDROMETER)


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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Diameter interval between drop size classes mm delta_diam ( drop_class )
Diameter of largest drop mm diam_max ( time )
Distribution intercept 1/(m^3-mm) distribution_intercept ( time )
Distribution slope 1/mm distribution_slope ( time )
Drop class unitless drop_class ( drop_class )
Energy flux J/(m^2-hr) energy_flux ( time )
Fall velocity m/s fall_velocity ( drop_class )
North latitude degree_N lat
Liquid water content gm/m^3 liq_water ( time )
East longitude degree_E lon
Diameter of drop size class mm mean_diam_drop_class ( drop_class )
Number of drops none num_drop ( time, drop_class )
Number density 1/(m^3-mm) number_density ( time, drop_class )
Precipitation mm precip_dis ( time )
Quality check results on field: Number of drops unitless qc_num_drop ( time, drop_class )
Quality check results on field: Precipitation unitless qc_precip_dis ( time )
Quality check results on field: Rain rate unitless qc_rain_rate ( time )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Radar reflectivity dB radar_reflectivity ( time )
Rain rate mm/hr rain_rate ( time )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )


Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC3 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Mary Jane Bartholomew
Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-2444