Millimeter wavelength cloud radar Doppler momentsEntry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-mmcrarscl-01
Abstract: ASCOS was an interdisciplinary expedition to the central Arctic on the icebreaker Oden from 1 August to 9 September 2008. The expedition focused on processes related to cloud formation in the summer Arctic and included observations of marine biology and chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, physical oceanography, aerosol chemistry and physics, and meteorology. This ASCOS data set includes ... measurements from a Ka-band, 35-GHz cloud radar. These measurements specifically include the first three Doppler moments: reflectivity, mean Doppler velocity, and Doppler spectrum width. Four operational modes are used by the radar to optimize observations in different parts of the troposphere. These modes are then combined using the Active Remotely Sensed Cloud Locations algorithm (Clothiaux et al. 2000) to provide a comprehensive radar cloud observation data set covering the full troposphere.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matthew Shupe
Dataset Title: Millimeter wavelength cloud radar Doppler moments
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-ESRL and CU-CIRES
Version: 1Online Resource: ftp://ftp.etl.noaa.gov/et6/cruises/ASCOS_2008/ODEN/radar/mmcr/Proce...
Start Date: 2000-08-03Stop Date: 2008-09-17
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Free
Use Constraints The data should be cited approriately
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: matthew.shupe at noaa.gov
R/PSD3 325 Broadway
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80305
Moran, KP, BE Martner, MJ Post, RA Kropfli, DC Welsh, and KB Widener, 1998: an unattended cloud-profiling radar for use in climate research. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 79, 443-455. Clothiaux, EE, TP Ackerman, GG Mace, KP Moran, RT Marchand, MA Miller, and BE Martner, 2000: Objective determination of cloud heights and radar reflectivities using a combination of active remote sensors at the ARM CART sites. J. Appl. Meteor., 39, 645-665.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-07