Instrument : Multifilter Radiometer (MFR)

Instrument Categories
Radiometric

Picture of the Multifilter Radiometer (MFR)

General Overview

The multifilter radiometer (MFR) is simply the head from a multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR) mounted on a tower pointing at the surface. Like the MFRSR, it has six narrowband channels (415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm) and one broadband channel. Pointing the head at the surface provides spectral measurements of reflected irradiance. Measurements are taken every 20 seconds. No averaging is performed.

Output Datastreams

  • mfr10m : Multi-Filter Radiometer (MFR): upwelling irradiance at 10-meter height
  • mfr25m : Multi-Filter Radiometer (MFR): upwelling irradiance at 25-meter height
  • mfr3m : Multi-Filter Radiometer (MFR): upwelling irradiance at 3-meter height

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Barrow AK
NSAC2 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Atqasuk AK retired
Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
ARM Mobile Facility
AWRM1 Browse DataMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
MAOM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
OLIM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsOlikiok Point, Alaska; AMF3
PVCM1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF1 retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location

Contact(s)

Gary Hodges
NOAA/ESRL/GMD & CU-Boulder/CIRES
(303) 497-6460
Gary.Hodges@noaa.gov