NOAA Microwave Radiometer Data and Thermodynamic Profile Retrievals

Two Radiometrics MP-3000A Microwave Radiometers (MWRs) were deployed during the Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors (CHEESEHEAD) experiment. Also included in this dataset are the thermodynamic profile data derived from the MWR data (and other data input sources) using an optimal estimation-based physical retrieval algorithm. The thermodynamic MWR profilers continuously observe air temperature, humidity and liquid features that define local weather. These two MWRs have 21 K-band (22 to 30 GHz) channels, and 14 V-band (51 to 59 GHz) channels. Data from three sites in Wisconsin (Prentice, Lakeland, and ISS | Tall Tower) are included in this dataset. Note that the frequency of the data collection for MWR was ~2-3 minutes while the frequency for the thermodynamic retrievals is 10 minutes. Please see the documentation for more information including details on MWR calibrations, the optimal estimation-based physical retrieval algorithm and its data input sources, and file formats.

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  • Begin:  2019-07-31T00:07:43Z
    End:  2019-10-29T16:20:38Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2019-07-31T00:07:43Z
Temporal Range End 2019-10-29T16:20:38Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 45.94550
Bounding Box South Lat 45.53910
Bounding Box West Long -90.29350
Bounding Box East Long -89.72720
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Documentation #1 : MWR_TROPOE_Dataset_Info_V3.pdf

592.095 : is a companion to dataset 592.017

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Asset Size 15335 MB
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Author Bianca Adler
Laura Bianco
James Duncan
Dave Turner
James Wilczak
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2021-06-30T20:46:28
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 592.017
Resource Version 3.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::592.017
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Bianca Adler, Laura Bianco, James Duncan, Dave Turner, James Wilczak. (2021). NOAA Microwave Radiometer Data and Thermodynamic Profile Retrievals. 3.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 06 December 2023.

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