The Microwave Radiometer Retrievals (MWRRET) value-added product (VAP) has been processed for the following Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility field campaign operations:
- Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI), September 2018 to May 2019 in Argentina
- Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds (MAGIC), October 2012 to September 2013 between California and Hawaii
- Measurements of Aerosols, Radiation, and Clouds over the Southern Ocean (MARCUS), October 2017 to March 2018 between Australia and Antarctica.
MWRRET retrieves column precipitable water vapor and liquid water path—both important variables to understanding radiative transfer in the atmosphere and clouds—from ARM’s 2-channel microwave radiometers (23.8 and 31.4 GHz). The VAP uses a physical retrieval methodology and bias correction that provides improved retrievals over the standard statistical coefficient method.
Feedback on the VAP can be sent to ARM translator Damao Zhang.
To cite the MWRRET data, please use doi:10.5439/1027369.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.