Best estimate reflectivity data from the WACR-ARSCL value-added product are shown here for the AWARE field campaign on January 3, 2016.
Best estimate reflectivity data from the WACR-ARSCL value-added product are shown here for the AWARE field campaign on January 3, 2016.

The W-band ARM Cloud Radar-Active Remotely-Sensed Cloud Locations (WACR-ARSCL) provides cloud boundaries and best-estimate time-height fields of radar moments. WACR observations are corrected for velocity aliasing, and then significant detection masks are produced. The corrected WACR measurements are combined with observations from the micropulse lidar, ceilometer, soundings, rain gauge, and microwave radiometer, low-level clutter is identified and removed, and two datastreams are produced. The awrarsclwacrbnd1kolliasM1.c1 datastream contains cloud-base and cloud-layer boundaries, while the awrarsclwacrbnd1kolliasM1.c1 datastream includes best estimate time-height fields of radar moments.

WACR-ARSCL evaluation data are now available for the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE), December 2015 to March 2016. More information on the value-added product is available in the README file which accompanies the data files in the ARM evaluation area.

During this evaluation period, please send any comments and suggestions related to the product to Meng Wang. Such feedback will assist in improving the product prior to its full release. To access the data set, please browse the ARM Data Archive. (Go here to create an account to download the data.)

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The ARM Climate Research Facility is a national scientific user facility funded through the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The ARM Facility is operated by nine Department of Energy national laboratories.