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

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.
Authors:
Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Collaborations:
PNL; BNL; ANL; ORNL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences; radar wind profiler (RWP), Vertical Velocity, Radar Reflectivity Factor, Green Ocean Amazon, ARM, DOE
OSTI Identifier:
1440997

Giangrande, Scott. Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals. United States: N. p., 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. 2018. "Calibrated Radar Wind Profiler Precipitation Observations and Vertical Velocity Retrievals". United States. doi:10.5439/1440997. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440997.
@misc{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},
year = {2018},
month = {5} }
  1. ARM focuses on obtaining continuous measurements—supplemented by field campaigns—and providing data products that promote the advancement of climate models. ARM data include routine data products, value-added products (VAPs), field campaign data, complementary external data products from collaborating programs, and data contributed by ARM principal investigators for use by the scientific community. Data quality reports, graphical displays of data availability/quality, and data plots are also available from the ARM Data Center. Serving users worldwide, the ARM Data Center collects and archives approximately 20 terabytes of data per month. Datastreams are generally available for download within 48 hours.
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