Cloud detection by radar and lidar at the arm cart sites

Eugene Edmund Clothiaux, B. E. Martner, T. P. Ackerman, K. P. Moran, M. A. Miller

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program operates highly-instrumented Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) sites in Oklahoma, Alaska, and the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean. A primary objective of ARM is to understand in detail how clouds affect atmospheric radiation transfer, and consequently climate. Based on several months of data from the CART site in Oklahoma, this report demonstrates how cloud detection by the micro-pulse lidar and the millimeter-wave radar compare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalConference on Radar Meteorology
StatePublished - 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Clothiaux, E. E., Martner, B. E., Ackerman, T. P., Moran, K. P., & Miller, M. A. (1999). Cloud detection by radar and lidar at the arm cart sites. Conference on Radar Meteorology, 463-465.