Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

AMIE-Gan Ancillary Disdrometer

1 January 2012 - 10 February 2012

Lead Scientist: Mariko Oue

Observatory: AMF, GAN

As part of the AMIE-Gan campaign, an ancillary disdrometer for comparison with the ARM 2D Video Disdrometer and the ARM SACR and Texas A&M SMART-R C-band radar were fielded. Redundancy in the disdrometer measurements enhanced both the rain droplet measurement capability as well as "truth" for the radars.


Chuck Long

Related Publications


Dolan B, B Fuchs, S Rutledge, E Barnes, and E Thompson. 2018. "Primary modes of global drop-size distributions." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 75(5), 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0242.1.
Research Highlight


Thompson E, S Rutledge, B Dolan, M Thurai, and V Chandrasekar. 2017. "Dual-polarization radar rainfall estimation over tropical oceans." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57(3), 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0160.1.


Oue M. 2016. AMIE Gan Island Ancillary Disdrometer Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-15-054.

Wang S, AH Sobel, and J Nie. 2016. "Modeling the MJO in a cloud-resolving model with parameterized large-scale dynamics: Vertical structure, radiation, and horizontal advection of dry air." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8(1), 10.1002/2015ms000529.


Powell SW and RA Houze Jr.. 2015. "Effect of dry large-scale vertical motions on initial MJO convective onset." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(10), 10.1002/2014jd022961.


DePasquale A, C Schumacher, and A Rapp. 2014. "Radar observations of MJO and Kelvin wave interactions during DYNAMO/CINDY2011/AMIE." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(11), 10.1002/2013jd021031.


Long C. 2011. ARM MJO Investigation Experiment on Gan Island (AMIE-Gan) Science Plan. DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-11-005.

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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Mariko Oue Disdrometer Order Data

GAN Data Sources

Name Full Name Browse Data
AOD Aerosol Optical Depth, derived from atmospheric extinction of solar irradiance Browse Data
CEIL Ceilometer Browse Data
CSPHOT Cimel Sunphotometer Browse Data
ECMWFDIAG European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts Diagnostic Analyses Browse Data
GNDRAD Ground Radiometers on Stand for Upwelling Radiation Browse Data
HSRL High Spectral Resolution Lidar Browse Data
INTERPSONDE Interpolated Sonde Browse Data
KASACR Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Browse Data
KAZR Ka ARM Zenith Radar Browse Data
KAZRARSCL Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars Browse Data
KAZRCOR KAZR Corrected Data Browse Data
MERGESONDE Merged Sounding Browse Data
MET Surface Meteorological Instrumentation Browse Data
MFRSR Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer Browse Data
MFRSRCLDOD Cloud Optical Properties from MFRSR Using Min Algorithm Browse Data
MPL Micropulse Lidar Browse Data
MPLCMASK Cloud mask from Micropulse Lidar Browse Data
MWR Microwave Radiometer Browse Data
MWR3C Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel Browse Data
MWRRET MWR Retrievals Browse Data
PBLHT Planetary Boundary Layer Height Browse Data
QCRAD Data Quality Assessment for ARM Radiation Data Browse Data
RADFLUXANAL Radiative Flux Analysis Browse Data
RAIN Rain Gauge Browse Data
SKYRAD Sky Radiometers on Stand for Downwelling Radiation Browse Data
SONDE Balloon-Borne Sounding System Browse Data
SONDEADJUST Sonde Adjust Browse Data
SONDEGRID Gridded Sonde VAP Product Browse Data
TSI Total Sky Imager Browse Data
VDIS Video Disdrometer Browse Data
VISST Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm Browse Data
XSACR X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Browse Data