Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4949–4964, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4949-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4949–4964, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4949-2019

Research article 12 Sep 2019

Research article | 12 Sep 2019

Calibration of the 2007–2017 record of Atmospheric Radiation Measurements cloud radar observations using CloudSat

Pavlos Kollias et al.

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Short summary
Profiling millimeter-wavelength radars are the cornerstone instrument of surface-based observatories. Calibrating these radars is important for establishing a long record of observations suitable for model evaluation and improvement. Here, the CloudSat CPR is used to assess the calibration of a record over 10 years long of ARM cloud radar observations (a total of 44 years). The results indicate that correction coefficients are needed to improve record reliability and usability.