Instrument : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)

Instrument Categories
Atmospheric Profiling, Surface Meteorology

The Mini-SODAR measures vertical wind in the lower 200 meters of the atmosphere. It uses phased array technology to reduce the size relative to a traditional SODAR.

Output Datastreams

  • sodar : Mini Sound Detection and Ranging (SODAR)

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


Southern Great Plains
SGPA1 Browse DataWhitewater, KS retired
SGPA2 Browse DataBeaumont, KS (ABLE) retired
SGPA5 Browse DataOxford, KS retired
ARM Mobile Facility
MAOS1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; MAOS
PVCS1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; MAOS retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Richard Coulter
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-5833

Virendra Ghate
Argonne National Laboratory
(630) 252-1609

Timothy Martin
Argonne National Laboratory