Radiative Flux Analysis Data Released for COMBLE Campaign

 
Published: 21 July 2021
Plot shows irradiance and albedo from the Radiative Flux Analysis (RADFLUXANAL) value-added product toward the end of the Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (COMBLE) in May 2020
This plot shows irradiance and albedo from the Radiative Flux Analysis (RADFLUXANAL) value-added product toward the end of the Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (COMBLE) in May 2020.

The Radiative Flux Analysis value-added product (RADFLUXANAL VAP) is now available for the 2019–2020 Cold-Air Outbreaks in the Marine Boundary Layer Experiment (COMBLE) deployment near Andenes, Norway.

RADFLUXANAL calculates clear-sky irradiance in the shortwave and longwave surface fluxes from the measured broadband irradiance. This VAP also calculates fractional sky cover and cloud parameters, including effective visible cloud optical depth, cloud radiating temperature, and shortwave cloud transmissivity, from the measurements.

Scientists can use the new RADFLUXANAL data now. Access the data in the ARM Data Center. (Go here to create an account to download the data.)

More information about RADFLUXANAL can be found on the VAP web page. For questions about the VAP, please contact ARM translator Damao Zhang or developer Krista Gaustad.

To cite the RADFLUXANAL data, please use doi:10.5439/1395157.

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