Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa
Entry ID: NSIDC-0210

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Abstract: This data set includes rainfall data from 25 sites in Iowa, centered on the Iowa City Municipal Airport. The collection sites form an approximately regular grid with spacing of 5 km. At each site there are two tipping bucket rain gauges. Data were collected between June 2002 and November 2003. The network is a collaborative effort between NASA, NOAA, the University of Maryland, and the University of Iowa. The experiment was designed to validate the AMSR-E rainfall measurements. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to rainfall experiments are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E precipitation data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.75   S: 41.5   E: -91.5   W: -91.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Krajewski, W. F.
Dataset Title: Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-18
Stop Date: 2003-11-13
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Originating Center
Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 78.72 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 319-335-5231
Email: witold-krajewski at
Contact Address:
300 South Riverside Dr.
City: Iowa City
Province or State: Iowa
Postal Code: 52242-1585
Country: USA
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Ciach, G. J. 2003 (in press). Local Random Errors in Tipping-bucket Rain Gauge Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric Ocean Technology Krajewski, W. F., G. J. Ciach and E. Habib. 2003 (in press). An Analysis of Small-scale Rainfall Variability in Different Climatological Regimes. Hydrologic Science Journal. Habib, E., W. F. Krajewski, and A. Kruger. 2001. Sampling Errors of Fine Resolution ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-23
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