Dataset Name

Availability

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Sample Output

Samples are provided directly from output of the data products, but are shown merely to give an idea of product capability and are not fully documented here

Aerosol Observing System (AOS) CCN Power Law Fit Spectral Analysis Product

 

www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/aos_ss_1.5-8.5_CCNlt8000_20111011/aos_ccn_ss_fit_ts.html

SGP, 2006-2008, 2009-2010

Surface measurements at whole spectra time resolution of ~0.5 hours

TXT

Wide-use

Yes

Yes

Paper Published:

deBoer, G., S. E. Bauer, T. Toto, S. Menon, and A. M. Vogelmann (2013), Evaluation of aerosol-cloud interaction in the GISS ModelE using ARM observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 6383–6395, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50460.

 

Plan to submit as ARM PI Product

 

Source(s):  ARM data streams aosccn, noaaaos

 

Provides:

K, DK/K, C, DC/C, means and standard deviations of CN, CCN

aos.ALLallk_vs_c..foc.gif   spectra.png

C vs. K Frequency of Occurrence and sample spectrum

CAPE/CIN Product

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/cape_plots/cape_plots.html

SGP, 1993-2012

NSA, 2002-2010

TWP, C1, 2001-2011

TWP, C2, 2001-2011

TWP, C3, 2002-2011

FKB, 2007

GRW, 2009-2010

HFE, 2008

NIM, 2006

PYE, 2005

MC3E, 2011

MAG, 2012

native

CDF

Wide-use

Yes

Yes

- PBL VAP Contribution

 

- FASTER-RACORO Case Study Team (papers in progress)

 

- MC3E Soundings Analysis

 

- Paper in progress:

M. Jensen et al.

 

Plan to submit as ARM PI Product (in progress)

Source: ARM Soundings

 

Provides:

- CAPE

- CIN

- Lifting Condensation Level

- Level of Free Convection

- Equilibrium Level

- Mixed Layer Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sample skew-t plots

 

UAZR/KAZR Combined Rain Classification & Vertical Velocity Product

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/mc3e/uazrkazr_pi/overview.html

 

 

SGP, MC3E Events, 2011

~120m vertical,

6 seconds

CDF

Wide-use

No

Yes

Plan to submit as ARM PI Product

Sources:

- ARM UAZR

- ARM KAZR-ARSCL

- ARM Merged Soundings VAP

 

Provides:

- Combined reflectivity, mean doppler velocity, rain classification, vertical velocity, etc.

   

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For MC3E event on May 20, 2011:  First column:  Rain classification and vertical velocity.  Second column: CFADS of stratifom and convective reflectivity.

MWRP + Merged Soundings Temp & RH Product

 

GRW, 2009-2010

 

NIM, 2005-2007

~20m vertical,

1 minute

CDF

PI

No

No

Paper in progress:

DiPretore et al.

Sources:

- ARM MWRP

- ARM Merged Soundings VAP

- ARM Interpolated Soundings VAP

 

Provides:

Combined temperature and RH

 

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Time/height contour plots of RH from Merged Soundings and then RH from the MWRP+Merged Soundings product

 

FASTER GISS Model Evaluation Observations Dataset

China AMF, 2008

 

SGP Aerosol IOP, 2003

 

PYE MASRAD, 2005-2006

 

SGP RACORO, 2009

GISS ModelE vertical pressure levels, hourly time resolution

CDF

PI

No

No

Paper Published:

deBoer, G., S. E. Bauer, T. Toto, S. Menon, and A. M. Vogelmann (2013), Evaluation of aerosol-cloud interaction in the GISS ModelE using ARM observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 6383–6395, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50460.

Sources:

- Surface ARM site or AMF measurements

- ARM Aircraft measurements

 

Provides:

Comprehensive list of properties:

- Meteorological

- Aerosol

- Cloud

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Relationships between cloud droplet effective radius and volumentric radius from aircraft measurements using different averaging procedures

RACORO Comprehensive Data Analysis Datasets

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/racoro/racoro_main.htmlracoro_main.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGP RACORO, 2009

Flight statistics by day

TXT

FASTER RACORO Case Study Team

Some

Yes

Paper Published:

Vogelmann, Andrew M., and Coauthors, 2012: Racoro Extended-Term Aircraft Observations of Boundary Layer Clouds. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 861–878.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/ BAMS-D-11-00189.1

Source:

ARM Surface and aircraft measurements

 

Provides:

These are only some of the aircraft observations analyzed per flight:

- Temperature

- Water vapor mixing ratio

- CCN (0.2% SS)

- Condensation nuclei

- Liquid water content

- Drop number concentration

- Aerosol concentrations in the accumulation mode

- Vertical velocity

- Cloud extinction

- Effective radius

- Cloud drop concentration

 

 

 

 

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Box and whiskers plots, per RACORO flight

FASTER RACORO Case Study Team Datasets

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/racoro/case_studies2/main.html

 

 

 

 

SGP RACORO, 2009

Varies:

- Vertical profiles from aircraft

- Time series from surface instruments

TXT

FASTER RACORO Case Study Team

No

Yes

4 papers in progress for a JGR Special Issue:

 

- RACORO Continental Boundary Layer Cloud Case Study Selection and Climatological Context

Vogelmann et al.

 

- RACORO Large-Eddy Simulation Configuration for Aerosol-Cloud Investigations

Fridlind et al.

 

- RACORO Large-Eddy Simulation Results versus Cloud Field Statistics

Endo et al.

 

- RACORO Single-Column Model Simulations and Parameterization Improvement

Lin et al.

Source:

ARM Surface and aircraft measurements

 

Provides:

Vertical profile data from aircraft spirals, such as:

- Temperature

- RH

- Liquid water content

- “Cloud fraction”

- Number concentrations

- CCN (0.2% SS)

- Zenith LW irradiance from the CG-4

- IRT downlooking narrow beam infrared brightness temperature

- PCASP lognormal fits

DMA+PCASP lognormal fits

 

aerosol_profiles.aer_conc_cpc1.0522.all.0.ps.gifaerosol_profiles.potential_temp.0522.all.0.ps.gif

 

Profiles of CPCs and potential temperature, from spirals, for the May 22, 2009 RACORO flight

Convective/Stratiform Rain Partitioning Product

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/sgp/raincls/raincls.html

SGP, 1999-2007

Point measurement, native time resolution

CDF

Wide-use

Yes

Yes

Input to product described in next row, below.

Sources: 

- ARM MMCR

- ARM Merged Soundings VAP

 

Provides:

Convective, stratiform or insignificant precip classification

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Sample rain classification for a day

 

Convective/Stratiform Rain Amount Product

 

SGP, 1999-2005

Point measurement, 1 minute

CDF

Wide-use

No

Yes

Requested by FASTER participants W. Wu and H. Song.

Sources:

- FASTER Convective/Stratiform Rain Partitioning Product

- ARM SMET

 

Provides:

Rain amount as either convective or stratiform

 

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Diurnal cycle of total (gray), convective (red) and stratiform (blue) precipitation during the summers of 1999 and 2000

 

 

Cloud Fraction and Cloud Layers Product

SGP, 1997-2000

 

NSA, C1, 1998-2010

 

TWP, 1999-2010

 

- Point measurement

- 45m height bins  - Can be run at any time resolution, such as 10 minute, 15 minute, or hourly

CDF

Wide-use

No

No

Paper Published:

Liu, Y., Wu, W., Jensen, M. P., and Toto, T.: Relationship between cloud radiative forcing, cloud fraction and cloud albedo, and new surface-based approach for determining cloud albedo, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7155-7170, doi:10.5194/acp-11-7155-2011, 2011.

 

Paper Submitted:

W. Wu, Y. Liu, M. Jensen, T. Toto, M. Foster and C.N. Long.  A comparison of multiscale variations of cloud fraction from six decade-long cloud fraction estimates over the Southern Great Plains in the United States, J. Geophys. Res. (JGR)

 

FASTER RACORO Case Studies

 

Source:

ARM ARSCL VAP

 

Provides:

- Cloud fraction (frequency of occurrence) at each height

- Total cloud fraction

- Percentage of elapsed time for which there was found the specified number of cloud layers

- Average cloud thickness for single layer clouds

 

 

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Profiles of long-term, monthly cloud fraction at SGP and NSA

FASTER-CMBE Product

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/cldmdl_quicklooks.html

SGP, March 2000, May 2003

Hourly and 5 minute time resolutions

 

Height and pressure grids

CDF

Wide-use

No

Yes

General FASTER work

Sources:

BBHRP, QCRAD, BAEBBR, GOES (Minnis), ARSCL, MWRRET, Merged Soundings, ABRFC, SWATS

 

Provides:

Profile:

- LW, SW upwelling and downwelling fluxes

- LW, SW heating rates

- Temperature

- RH

- Pressure

- Winds

 

Surface:

- LW, SW upwelling and downwelling hemispheric irradiances

- Sensible, latent heat flux

- Pressure

- Precipitation

- Soil temperature, water content

 

Top of Atmosphere:

- Satellite BB LW flux

- Satellite BB SW albedo

 

1D:

- Satellite “cloud fraction”

- Cloud base height

- LWP, PWV

 

Time-Height Cross Section:

- ARSCL cloud fraction

- LWC, IWC

- Ice, liquid Effective Radius

 

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sgpsoilmdl20000326.gif

 

sgpswdn20000326.gif

 

ARSCL cloud fraction, soil temperature profile, and downwelling SW hemispheric irradiance for March 26, 2000

 

EPA Data for FASTER Data Assimilation

 

http://www.faster.bnl.gov/quicklooks/epa/epa_data_availability.html

SGP-centered, 2009

4km, 12km, 36km grids centered approximately on SGP;  Hourly data provided if possible

TXT

KML

FASTER

Yes

No

Paper in progress for JGR Special Issue:

Feng, S. et al: Data assimilative aerosol modeling using WRF/Chem for the ARM  Southern Great Plains.

Source:  Non-ARM:  EPA

 

Provides:

- PM 2.5 with Speciation:  Sulfate, Sodium, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride, OC and EC, Black Carbon

 

- Speciation Only:  Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, Chloride

 

- PM Only:  PM 2.5 and PM 10, PM 2.5 only, PM 10 only, PM 10 minus PM 2.5

 

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Summary of the speciated (EC, OC, Chloride PM 2.5, Nitrate PM 2.5, Sulfate PM 2.5, Sodium PM 2.5, Ammonium PM 2.5) and sized (PM 2.5) data availability within the 12km and 4km resolution domains

 

Cloudsat-CALIPSO Cloud Occurrence over SGP

SGP, 2006-2010

0.5o, 1.0 o, 3.0 o, 5.0 o domains centered over SGP

TXT

CDF

PI

No

No

Paper Submitted:

W. Wu, Y. Liu, M. Jensen, T. Toto, M. Foster and C.N. Long.  A comparison of multiscale variations of cloud fraction from six decade-long cloud fraction estimates over the Southern Great Plains in the United States, J. Geophys. Res. (JGR)

 

FASTER RACORO Case Studies

 

Source: Non-ARM:  Cloudsat-CALIPSO

 

Provides:

Total cloud occurrence over SGP by hour