Microwave brightness temperature measurements during the ACLOUD Arctic airborne campaign in early summer 2017 out of Svalbard


The data set contains measurements performed by the passive radiometer as part of the Microwave Radar and radiometer for Arctic Clouds (MiRAC; Mech et al., 2019) operated on board the Polar 5 research aircraft during 19 flights of the Arctic CLoud Observations Using airborne measurements during polar Day (ACLOUD) campaign, carried out in early summer 2017 northwest of Svalbard (Norway). The measurement campaign is embedded in the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre TR 172 (ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)3. The published data set consists of brightness temperature measurements at nadir view with respect to the aircraft's fuselage at six frequencies in the water vapor absorption band at around 183.31 GHz and two additional channels at 243 and 340 GHz. It should be considered that the brightness temperatures have not been corrected for aircraft attitude. The data set has been quality-checked and is available in NetCDF format for each flight separately.Details on the instrument can be found in Mech et al. (2019).

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.965087
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5019-2019
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.965087
Creator Mech, Mario ORCID logo; Risse, Nils ORCID logo; Kliesch, Leif-Leonard (ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-571X); Krobot, Pavel; Crewell, Susanne ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference German Research Foundation https://doi.org/10.13039/501100001659 Crossref Funder ID 268020496 https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/268020496 TRR 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 19 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (15.504W, 78.246S, 15.504E, 78.246N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-05-23T08:51:07Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-06-26T15:24:02Z