Datastream : KAZRGE

Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR): general mode

Active Dates
2011.01.18 - 2015.08.29

Measurement Categories
Atmospheric State, Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
Ka ARM Zenith Radar (KAZR)

Measurements

Only measurements considered scientifically relevant are shown below by default.

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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Altitude m altitude
Height of radar antenna above ground level m altitude_agl
Azimuth angle from true north degree azimuth ( time )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Radar calibration constant, copolar dB cal_constant_copol ( time )
Radar calibration constant, cross-polar dB cal_constant_xpol ( time )
Copol to cross-polar correlation coefficient (also known as rhocx) unitless co_to_crosspol_correlation_coeff ( time, range )
Cold noise, co-polarization dBm cold_noise_copol ( time )
Cold noise, cross-polar dBm cold_noise_xpol ( time )
Elevation angle from horizontal plane degree elevation ( time )
Target angle for sweep degree fixed_angle ( sweep )
Operating frequency Hz frequency
Hot noise, co-polarization dBm hot_noise_copol ( time )
Hot noise, cross-polarization dBm hot_noise_xpol ( time )
North latitude degree_N lat
Latitude degree_N latitude
Linear depolarization ratio dB linear_depolarization_ratio ( time, range )
East longitude degree_E lon
Longitude degree_E longitude
Radial mean Doppler velocity, positive for motion away from the instrument m/s mean_doppler_velocity ( time, range )
Mean doppler velocity, co-polarization m/s mean_doppler_velocity_copol ( time, range )
Mean doppler velocity, cross-polarization m/s mean_doppler_velocity_xpol ( time, range )
Number of samples used to compute moments unitless n_samples ( time )
Unambiguous Doppler velocity m/s nyquist_velocity ( time )
Rise and fall (front to back) degrees pitch ( time )
Pulse repetition time s prt ( time )
Pulse width s pulse_width ( time )
Quality check results on field: Mean doppler velocity, co-polarization unitless qc_mean_doppler_velocity_copol ( time, range )
Quality check results on field: Mean doppler velocity, cross-polarization unitless qc_mean_doppler_velocity_xpol ( time, range )
Quality check results on field: Reflectivity,co-polarization unitless qc_reflectivity_copol ( time, range )
Quality check results on field: Reflectivity, cross-polarization unitless qc_reflectivity_xpol ( time, range )
Quality check results on field: Spectral width, co-polarization unitless qc_spectral_width_copol ( time, range )
Quality check results on field: Spectral width, cross-polarization unitless qc_spectral_width_xpol ( time, range )
Half-power radar beam width, horizontal channel degree radar_beam_width_h
Half-power radar beam width, vertical channel degree radar_beam_width_v
Range (center of radar sample volume) m range ( range )
Equivalent reflectivity factor dBZ reflectivity ( time, range )
Reflectivity, co-polarization dBZ reflectivity_copol ( time, range )
Reflectivity, cross-polar dBZ reflectivity_xpol ( time, range )
Roll, positive port up degrees roll ( time )
Receiver noise dBm rx_noise ( time )
Receiver sky noise, copolar dBm rx_sky_noise ( time )
Signal to noise ratio, copolar dB signal_to_noise_ratio_copol ( time, range )
Signal to noise ratio, cross-polar dB signal_to_noise_ratio_xpol ( time, range )
Sky noise, co-polarization dBm sky_noise_copol ( time )
Sky noise, cross-polar dBm sky_noise_xpol ( time )
Signal-to-noise ratio, copolar dB snr_copol ( time, range )
Signal-to-noise ratio, cross-polar dB snr_xpol ( time, range )
Spectral width m/s spectral_width ( time, range )
Spectral width, copolar m/s spectral_width_copol ( time, range )
Spectral width, cross-polarization m/s spectral_width_xpol ( time, range )
Sweep number count sweep ( sweep )
Time index of last ray in sweep, 0-based count sweep_end_ray_index ( sweep )
Scan mode for sweep unitless sweep_mode ( sweep, string_length )
Sweep number, zero-based count count sweep_number ( sweep )
Time index of first ray in sweep, 0-based count sweep_start_ray_index ( sweep )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Unambiguous range m unambiguous_range ( time )

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Barrow AK
Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
Tropical Western Pacific
TWPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Manus I., PNG retired
TWPC3 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Darwin, Australia retired
ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
GANM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsGan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives retired
MAGM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2 retired
OLIM1 Browse DataOliktok Point, Alaska
TMPM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location

Contact(s)

Nitin Bharadwaj
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 372-4267
nitin@pnnl.gov

Dan Nelson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375-6895
danny.nelson@pnnl.gov

Joseph Hardin
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375-2664
joseph.hardin@pnnl.gov

Iosif (Andrei) Lindenmaier
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
(509) 375--6802
iosif.lindenmaier@pnnl.gov

Bradley Isom
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
associate
1-509-372-4917
bradley.isom@pnnl.gov

Karen Johnson
Brookhaven National Laboratory
data analysis
(631) 344-5952
kjohnson@bnl.gov