A new value-added product (VAP) developed specifically for the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition is now available for evaluation. This VAP applies a motion correction to Doppler lidar measurements collected on the research icebreaker R/V Polarstern, which drifted through the central Arctic during MOSAiC.
The Doppler Lidar Motion Corrected (DLMC) VAP requires inertial data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s navigational location and attitude system for sea-based mobile deployments. DLMC uses the inertial data to transform the Doppler lidar beam angles (azimuth and elevation) from the lidar’s frame of reference to an Earth-fixed frame, such that the azimuth angle is measured clockwise from true north and the elevation angle is measured from the local horizon.
In addition, the VAP compensates the observed radial (air) velocity data for the effects of the platform velocity (i.e., corrected_radial_velocity = observed_radial_velocity – platform_radial_velocity).
MOSAiC DLMC products from October 11, 2019, through September 20, 2020, are ready to use now. The dlmcfpt product contains the fixed point, or staring data. The dlmcusr product contains a user-defined scan, which the MOSAiC science team defined for the campaign.
To cite the fixed-point data, please use doi:10.5439/1823260. To cite the user-defined scan data, use doi:10.5439/1824204.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.