twp - Central Facility, Darwin, Australia

Established
2002-01-01
Removed
2014-12-31
Latitude
12.425° S
Longitude
130.892° E
Altitude
30 meters
Surface Type
Eucalyptus forest, woodlands, rainforest, swamps, heathlands
Instruments
23 (0 active)
Primary Measurement Types
38 (0 active)

The C3 site for ARM’s Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) began operations in 2002 in Darwin, Australia. This site was established in collaboration with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to support the other two sites.

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Aerial View of TWP Darwin Site

Cloud Skies over TWP Darwin Site

Raman Lidar at TWP Darwin Site

Tropical Anvil-Shaped Cloud Named “Hector”

Instruments deployed at TWP - Central Facility, Darwin, Australia

Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
2004-12-08 - 2015-01-05
Ceilometer
2002-02-27 - 2014-12-29
Boundary-layer height data with CEIL
2013-11-14 - 2015-01-03
Sunphotometer
2003-06-23 - 2015-01-05
Impact Disdrometer
2006-01-11 - 2015-01-05
Doppler Lidar
2010-12-13 - 2015-01-04
Ground Radiometers on Stand for Upwelling Radiation
2002-03-12 - 2015-01-06
Infrared Thermometer
2010-08-27 - 2015-01-06
Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar
2011-10-15 - 2013-12-17
Ka ARM Zenith Radar
2011-01-27 - 2015-01-05
Surface Meteorological Instrumentation
2002-03-12 - 2015-01-06
Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer
2002-03-07 - 2015-01-06
Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
2002-03-06 - 2011-02-27
Micropulse Lidar
2002-08-08 - 2015-01-06
Microwave Radiometer
2002-02-27 - 2015-01-05
Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel
2011-12-01 - 2015-01-05
Rain Gauge
2010-11-30 - 2015-01-05
Sky Radiometers on Stand for Downwelling Radiation
2002-03-12 - 2015-01-06
Balloon-Borne Sounding System
2002-04-01 - 2015-01-15
Total Sky Imager
2002-07-15 - 2015-01-04
Video Disdrometer
2011-02-28 - 2015-01-04
Whole Sky Imager
2002-03-06 - 2004-01-10
X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar
2011-09-14 - 2013-07-29

Primary Measurements collected at twp - Central Facility, Darwin, Australia

Aerosol absorption
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Aerosol extinction
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Aerosol optical depth
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Aerosol optical properties
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Atmospheric moisture
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Atmospheric pressure
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Atmospheric temperature
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Backscattered radiation
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Cloud base height
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Cloud fraction
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Hydrometeor Geometry
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Hydrometeor Size Distribution
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Hydrometeor fall velocity
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Hydrometeor size
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Lidar Doppler
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Lidar polarization
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Liquid water path
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Longwave broadband downwelling irradiance
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Longwave broadband upwelling irradiance
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Longwave narrowband brightness temperature
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Longwave spectral radiance
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Particle number concentration
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Particle size distribution
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Precipitable water
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Precipitation
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Radar Doppler
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Radar polarization
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Radar reflectivity
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Shortwave broadband diffuse downwelling irradiance
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Shortwave broadband direct normal irradiance
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Shortwave broadband total downwelling irradiance
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Shortwave narrowband diffuse downwelling irradiance
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Shortwave narrowband direct normal irradiance
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Shortwave narrowband radiance
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Shortwave narrowband total downwelling irradiance
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Shortwave spectral radiance
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Vertical velocity
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Visibility
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