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GPM GROUND VALIDATION NOAA UHF 449 PROFILER MC3E V1
Entry ID: gpmuhfnoaamc3e

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Summary
Abstract: The NOAA UHF 449 Profiler data was collected during the NASA supported Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). The Ultra High Frequency 449 MHz profiler was one of three NOAA deployed instruments which also included a Parsivel and a 2.8 GHz profiler (S-Band). The 449 MHz profiler raw data files provide estimates of the vertical air motion during precipitation from near the surface to just below the freezing level. Used together with the S-band profiler, vertical profiles of raindrop size distributions can be retrieved. The raw 449MGx profiler data consists of uncalibrated Doppler velocity spectra data in units of relative power return.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 43.0 S: 28.0  E: -91.0  W: -121.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-04-08
Stop Date: 2011-06-07


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: HOURLY FILES


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Instrument
WIND PROFILERS    [Information]


Project
MC3E >Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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