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Title: Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals

Abstract

A radar wind profiler (RWP) data set collected during the 2-year Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) campaign is used to estimate vertical velocity, designate bulk meteorological echo classification (e.g., convective, stratiform), and provide calibrated radar reflectivity factor Z measurements (calibrated against collocated ground disdrometer and raingauge observations from T3). Additional fields include surface precipitation from rain gauge and ARM InterpolatedSonde streams utilized in the echo classification methods. This dataset follows methods established in Giangrande et al. [2013] and Giangrande et al. [2016] for informing on convective vertical velocities, mass flux and area coverage in Amazon convective cells from ARM RWP systems. If RWP datastreams were unavailable on a given date, files still contain raingauge and InterpolatedSonde information.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Contributing Org.:
PNL; BNL; ANL; ORNL
OSTI Identifier:
1440997
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Data
Country of Publication:
United States
Availability:
ORNL
Language:
English
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences; radar wind profiler (RWP), Vertical Velocity, Radar Reflectivity Factor, Green Ocean Amazon, ARM, DOE

Citation Formats

Giangrande, Scott. Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.5439/1440997.
Giangrande, Scott. Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals. United States. doi:10.5439/1440997.
Giangrande, Scott. Sat . "Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals". United States. doi:10.5439/1440997. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440997.
@article{osti_1440997,
title = {Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals},
author = {Giangrande, Scott},
abstractNote = {A radar wind profiler (RWP) data set collected during the 2-year Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) campaign is used to estimate vertical velocity, designate bulk meteorological echo classification (e.g., convective, stratiform), and provide calibrated radar reflectivity factor Z measurements (calibrated against collocated ground disdrometer and raingauge observations from T3). Additional fields include surface precipitation from rain gauge and ARM InterpolatedSonde streams utilized in the echo classification methods. This dataset follows methods established in Giangrande et al. [2013] and Giangrande et al. [2016] for informing on convective vertical velocities, mass flux and area coverage in Amazon convective cells from ARM RWP systems. If RWP datastreams were unavailable on a given date, files still contain raingauge and InterpolatedSonde information.},
doi = {10.5439/1440997},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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