Datastream : WACR

W-band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar

Active Dates
2005.06.22 - 2013.06.14

Measurement Categories
Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar (WACR)

Measurements

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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
Range Heights (center of radar sample volume) m MSL heights ( heights )
North latitude degree_N lat
East longitude degree_E lon
Mean Doppler Velocity m/s mean_doppler_velocity ( time, heights )
Calculated Noise dB noise ( time )
Polarization mode. 0 = copol, 1 = xpol unitless polarization ( time )
Ambient load power dBm power_ambient_load ( time )
Hot load power dBm power_hot_load ( time )
Transmit driver power sampled by receiver dBm power_transmit_driver ( time )
Quality check results on field: Mean Doppler Velocity unitless qc_mean_doppler_velocity ( time, heights )
Quality check results on field: Reflectivity unitless qc_reflectivity ( time, heights )
Quality check results on field: Time offset from midnight unitless qc_time ( time )
Reflectivity dBZ reflectivity ( time, heights )
Signal to noise ratio dB signal_to_noise_ratio ( time, heights )
Spectral Width m/s spectral_width ( time, heights )
Extended Interaction Klystron Amplifier temperature degrees C temp_EIKA ( time )
Low noise amplifier temperature degrees C temp_LNA ( time )
Ambient temperature of radar front end components degrees C temp_ambient ( time )
Antenna bottom temperature degrees C temp_antenna_bottom ( time )
Antenna top temperature degrees C temp_antenna_top ( time )
Chiller temperature degrees C temp_chiller ( time )
Chiller return temperature degrees C temp_chiller_return ( time )
Chiller supply temperature degrees C temp_chiller_supply ( time )
Computer enclosure temperature degrees C temp_computer_enclosure ( time )
Future temperature degrees C temp_future ( time )
Hot load physical temperature degrees C temp_hot ( time )
Modulator temperature degrees C temp_modulator ( time )
Modulator control temperature degrees C temp_modulator_control ( time )
Outside temperature degrees C temp_outside ( time )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Detected Pulse Watts txpower ( time )
status flag unitless wacr_status ( time )

Locations

Southern Great Plains
SGPC1Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
ARM Mobile Facility
FKBM1Browse DataBlack Forest, Germany
GRWM1Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
HFEM1Browse DataShouxian, Anhui, China
NIMM1Browse DataNiamey, Niger
PVCM1Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1

Contact(s)

Kevin Widener
(509) 528-9565
kevin.widener@pnnl.gov

Nitin Bharadwaj
associate
(509) 372-4267
nitin@pnnl.gov

Dan Nelson
associate
(509) 375-6895
danny.nelson@pnnl.gov

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

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