NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California
Entry ID: NSIDC-0300

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Abstract: Next-Generation Radar (NEXRAD) Weather Surveillance Radar 1988 (WSR-88D) measurements were used to support AMSR-E rainfall validation efforts in Eureka, California, USA. WSR-88D radar has a measurement range radius of 150-200 km. It measures instantaneous rain rate, stratiform/convective rain type, in addition to radar reflectivity, with a 2 km resolution for most products. Level 2 and level 3 products are available from NOAA National Climatic Data Center. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 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: 40.5   S: 40.5   E: -124.29   W: -124.29
Min Altitude: 0 METERS Max Altitude: 732.129 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ferraro, R. and D. Wolff.
Dataset Title: NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California
Dataset Release Date: 2008-07-10
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: 1995-12-07
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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
Phone: 301-763-8251
Email: Ralph.R.Ferraro at
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Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20740
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19
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