Radiative Flux Analysis Data Released for TRACER Campaign

Published: 7 June 2023

This graphic shows three panels with a header that says, "RADFLUX1LONG irradiance and albedo HOU M1, 20 Jun 2022-21 Jun 2022."
This plot shows irradiance and albedo—surface reflectivity—from the RADFLUXANAL value-added product at the main site of the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) from June 20 to 21, 2022.

The Radiative Flux Analysis value-added product (RADFLUXANAL VAP) is now available for the 2021–2022 TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) near Houston, Texas.

RADFLUXANAL calculates clear-sky irradiance in the shortwave and longwave surface fluxes from the measured broadband irradiance. This VAP also calculates fractional sky cover and cloud parameters, including effective visible cloud optical depth, cloud radiating temperature, and shortwave cloud transmissivity, from the measurements.

Scientists can use the new RADFLUXANAL data now. Access the data in the ARM Data Center. (Go here to create an account to download the data.)

More information about RADFLUXANAL can be found on the VAP web page. For questions about the VAP, please contact ARM translator Damao Zhang or developer Krista Gaustad.

To cite the RADFLUXANAL data, please use doi:10.5439/1395157.

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