ARM Southern Great Plains, Atmospheric Profiling
Entry ID: SGPatmospheric_profiling

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Abstract: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is the largest global
change research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ARM
scientists focus on obtaining field measurements and developing models to
better understand the processes that control solar and thermal infrared
radiative transfer in the atmosphere (especially in clouds) and at the earth's

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Description: NCVweb is an interactive web-based tool for viewing atmospheric radiation
measurement (ARM) data.

Description: This catalog lists the data streams that are currently available from the ARM
Archive. The data streams are listed by file format type (i.e, CDF, HDF, RAW,
JPG, ASC, and Other) and then by the site where the data are collected. Each
list contains the name of the data streams in alphanumeric order, the number of
files within the data stream, the minimum data date, and the maximum data date.
The sites that have the word development in parenthesis are data processes
which are operated during the final phases of implementation of a data source,
resulting in data which are labeled as Development. Development data are
frequently available to users, but additional information about the operating
conditions and potential for errors must be considered. The files in CDF format
are also listed in preformatted lists for those browsers that have difficulty
handling large html tables. The information in this catalog is updated about
once a month.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 37.28   S: 34.98   E: -95.86   W: -99.22

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wanda Ferrell, Ted Cress, Thomas Ackerman
Dataset Title: ARM Southern Great Plains, Atmospheric Profiling
Data Presentation Form: netCDF files
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-07-21
Quality One of the goals of the ARM Program is to provide data streams of reasonable
quality for scientific research. Traditionally, data quality issues have been
addressed within ARM at several levels, including by instrument mentors, site
scientists, value added product scientists, and Science Team members at large.
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Access Constraints Data of common interest from external sources are shared whenever possible, but
some sources restrict secondary distribution of data. In these cases, ARM will
seek specific allowances to distribute such data to members of the ARM Science
Team, but will observe restrictions on further distribution from the Archive if
Use Constraints Use-constraints, if any, are provided in Data Quality Reports sent with the
data files when data are requested. The automatic inclusion of a data
originator as a co-author is not insisted upon in the ARM program, but the
source of any data should be clearly recognized either as a co-author or
through an appropriate acknowledgment. The ARM Program should be acknowledged
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Originating Center
Data Center
ARM Archive, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, U. S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 888-ARM-DATA (888-276-3282) or 865-241-4851
Fax: 865-574-4665
Email: armarchive at
Contact Address:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Building 1507, MS 6407
P.O. Box 2008
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP or request
Distribution Size: Variable
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None
Phone: (630) 252-9540
Fax: (630) 252-9792
Email: liljegren at
Contact Address:
Argonne National Laboratory
ER Division, Bldg. 203
9700 South Cass Ave.
City: Argonne
Province or State: IL
Postal Code: 60439
Country: USA
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Ackerman, T. P. and G. M. Stokes. 2003. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
Program. Physics Today 56: 38-44. Science Plan for the Atmospheric Radiation
Measurement Program (ARM). 1996. U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/ER-0670T.
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Plan. 1990. DOE/ER-0441. U.S.
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research, Washington, D.C. NTIS
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-22
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