W-band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar, filtered spectral data, co-polarized mode

Active Dates
2006.03.24 - 2015.10.07

Measurement Categories
Cloud Properties

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


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Measurement Units Variable
Locator Mask for Spectra unitless LocatorMask ( time, heights )
Mean Doppler Velocity m/s MeanDopplerVelocity ( time, heights )
Calculated Noise dB Noise ( time )
Ambient load power dBm PowerAmbientLoad ( time )
Hot load power dBm PowerHotLoad ( time )
Transmit driver power sampled by receiver dBm PowerTransmitDriver ( time )
Reflectivity dBZ Reflectivity ( time, heights )
Signal-to-noise ratio dB SignalToNoiseRatio ( time, heights )
Spectra counts Spectra ( numspectra, speclength )
Spectral Width m/s SpectralWidth ( time, heights )
Antenna bottom temperature C Temp_Antenna_Bottom ( time )
Antenna top temperature degrees C Temp_Antenna_Top ( time )
Chiller temperature C Temp_Chiller ( time )
Chiller return temperature C Temp_Chiller_Return ( time )
Chiller supply temperature degrees C Temp_Chiller_Supply ( time )
Computer enclosure temperature C Temp_Computer_Enclosure ( time )
Extended Interaction Klystron Amplifier temperature degrees C Temp_EIKA ( time )
Future temperature degrees C Temp_Future ( time )
Hot load physical temperature C Temp_Hot ( time )
Low noise amplifier temperature degrees C Temp_LNA ( time )
Modulator control temperature C Temp_Modulator_Control ( time )
Outside temperature C Temp_Outside ( time )
Ambient temperature of radar front end components degrees C Temp_ambient ( time )
Modulator temperature degrees C Temp_modulator ( time )
Altitude above mean sea level m alt ( time )
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 ( time )
Locator mask for spectra unitless locator_mask ( time, range )
East longitude degree_E lon ( time )
Ship pitch, axis starboard-to-port, positive is bow up degree pitch ( time )
Range (center of radar sample volume) m range ( range )
Ship roll, axis along ship length, positive is port up degree roll ( time )
Spectra dBm spectra ( numspectra, speclength )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Detected Pulse Watts txpower ( time )
Spectral velocity bins m/s velocity_bins ( speclength )
status flag unitless wacr_status ( time )


Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK retired
ARM Mobile Facility
FKBM1 Browse DataBlack Forest, Germany retired
GRWM1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal retired
HFEM1 Browse DataShouxian, Anhui, China retired
MAOM1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
NIMM1 Browse DataNiamey, Niger retired
PVCM1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1 retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Nitin Bharadwaj
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 372-4267

Dan Nelson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-6895

Bradley Isom
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Joseph Hardin
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2664

Iosif (Andrei) Lindenmaier
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375--6802

Karen Johnson
Brookhaven National Laboratory
data analysis
(631) 344-5952