Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

arscl > Active Remote Sensing of CLoudsVAP Type(s) > Baseline • External

The Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) VAP combines data from active remote sensors to produce an objective determination of hydrometeor height distributions and estimates of their radar reflectivities, vertical velocities, and Doppler spectral widths, which are optimized for accuracy. These data provide fundamental information for retrieving cloud microphysical properties and assessing the radiative effects of clouds on climate.

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Components

mmcr: Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar

mpl: Micropulse Lidar

2023

Dong Z, J GE, A Gao, Z ZHU, J Yan, Q Mu, J Su, X Yang, and X Hu. 2023. "Comparisons of cirrus clouds and their linkages to meteorology at the SACOL and the SGP sites." Atmospheric Research, 281, 106467, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106467.

2022

Theisen A, Y Feng, A Matthews, K Johnson, E Schuman, A Lindenmaier, T Wendler, V Castro, S Giangrande, S Collis, D Zhang, J Mather, and J Comstock. 2022. ARM FY2023 Radar Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-282. 10.2172/1888480.

Jeong J, M Witte, I Glenn, M Smalley, M Lebsock, K Lamer, and Z ZHU. 2022. "Distinct dynamical and structural properties of marine stratocumulus and shallow cumulus clouds in the Eastern North Atlantic." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(19), e2022JD037021, 10.1029/2022JD037021.
Research Highlight

Giangrande S, J Comstock, S Collis, J Shilling, K Gaustad, K Kehoe, S Xie, and D Zhang. 2022. Translator Plan: A Coordinated Vision for Fiscal Years 2023-2025. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-22-003. 10.2172/1893730.

Kingsmill D, M Seefeldt, and J Cassano. 2022. "Mesoscale evaluation of AMPS using AWARE radar observations of a wind and precipitation event over the Ross Island region of Antarctica." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 148(747), 10.1002/qj.4327.


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Scott Giangrande
Translator
Brookhaven National Laboratory

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