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Title: Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook

Abstract

The scanning ARM cloud radar (SACR) is a polarimetric Doppler radar consisting of three different radar designs based on operating frequency. These are designated as follows: (1) X-band SACR (X-SACR); (2) Ka-band SACR (Ka-SACR); and (3) W-band SACR (W-SACR). There are two SACRs on a single pedestal at each site where SACRs are deployed. The selection of the operating frequencies at each deployed site is predominantly determined by atmospheric attenuation at the site. Because RF attenuation increases with atmospheric water vapor content, ARM's Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites use the X-/Ka-band frequency pair. The Southern Great Plains (SGP) and North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites field the Ka-/W-band frequency pair. One ARM Mobile Facility (AMF1) has a Ka/W-SACR and the other (AMF2) has a X/Ka-SACR.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1043296
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM/TR-113
PNNL-21474; TRN: US201214%%118
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ATTENUATION; CLOUDS; MANUALS; RADAR; WATER VAPOR

Citation Formats

Widener, K, Bharadwaj, N, and Johnson, K. Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1043296.
Widener, K, Bharadwaj, N, & Johnson, K. Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook. United States. doi:10.2172/1043296.
Widener, K, Bharadwaj, N, and Johnson, K. Mon . "Scanning ARM Cloud Radar Handbook". United States. doi:10.2172/1043296. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1043296.
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abstractNote = {The scanning ARM cloud radar (SACR) is a polarimetric Doppler radar consisting of three different radar designs based on operating frequency. These are designated as follows: (1) X-band SACR (X-SACR); (2) Ka-band SACR (Ka-SACR); and (3) W-band SACR (W-SACR). There are two SACRs on a single pedestal at each site where SACRs are deployed. The selection of the operating frequencies at each deployed site is predominantly determined by atmospheric attenuation at the site. Because RF attenuation increases with atmospheric water vapor content, ARM's Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites use the X-/Ka-band frequency pair. The Southern Great Plains (SGP) and North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites field the Ka-/W-band frequency pair. One ARM Mobile Facility (AMF1) has a Ka/W-SACR and the other (AMF2) has a X/Ka-SACR.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 18 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
month = {Mon Jun 18 00:00:00 EDT 2012}
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