TITLE: Lidar ARM Micro-pulse Lidar Data [ARM] CONTACTS: Connor Flynn Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory phone: 509-375-2041 fax: 509-375-4545 email: Connor.Flynn@arm.gov 1.0 DATA SET OVERVIEW This data set contains 1 minute resolution cloud base height data from the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Micropulse Lidar (MPL). The MPL is located at the ARM Central Facility near Lamont, Oklahoma. This data set covers the period from 13 May to 25 June 2002. The data are in netCDF format. 2.0 INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION 2.1 Instrumentation Full information on the ARM MPL instrumentation is available from ARM at: http://www.arm.gov/docs/instruments/static/mpl.html 2.2 Station Locations Site Elevation (m) Lat. Long. Central Facility 316 36.606N 97.485W 3.0 DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING Full information on the ARM MPL data collection and processing is available from ARM at: http://www.arm.gov/docs/instruments/static/mpl.html General information on ARM data quality is available from ARM at: http://dq.arm.gov/cgi-bin/dqmenu.pl UCAR/JOSS conducted no processing or quality control on these data. 4.0 DATA FORMAT 4.1 Data Format These data are in network Common Data Form (netCDF) format. For information on netCDF see: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf/ 4.2 File Naming Conventions sgpmplnor1campC1.c1.20020605.000025.cdf where: sgpmplnor1camp is the data type (1 minute MPL using Camp algoritm) C1 represents the facility id (here ARM SGP central facility) c1 represents the data level 2002 - four digit year 06 - two digit month 05 - two digit day 00 - two digit hour 00 - two digit minute 25 - two digit second cdf - netCDF format extention 5.0 DATA REMARKS None. 6.0 REFERNCES None.