TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Level 2 Hydrometeor Profile Product (TRMM Product 2A12)
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_TMI_2A12_V6

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Summary
Abstract: The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint U.S.-Japan satellite mission to monitor tropical and subtropical precipitation and to estimate its associated latent heating.

Hydrometeor profiles of cloud liquid water, precipitation water, cloud ice water, precipitation ice, rainfall type, and latent heating are reported in 14 layers, with a vertical resolution of 0.5 km from the surface ... View entire text
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Description: The Mirador Earth Science Data Search Tool includes TRMM 2A12, the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Level 2A Hydrometeor Profile Product. Mirador features include location and event gazetteers.
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Caption:  2A12 TMI Profile, ascending & descending orbits
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.0   S: -38.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: -URFAC Max Altitude: 18 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA,JAXA, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Dataset Title: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Level 2 Hydrometeor Profile Product (TRMM Product 2A12)
Version: 6
Online Resource: ftp://disc2.nascom.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/TRMM_L2/TRMM_2A12.6/doc/READM...

Dataset Originator/Creator: TRMM Science Team/Kummerow, C. Y. Hong, W. S. Olson, S. Yang, R. F. Adler, J. McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D. B. Shin, and T. T. Wilheit
Dataset Title: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Level 2 Hydrometeor Profile Product (TRMM Product 2A12)
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/GES_DISC_TRMM_TMI_2A12_V6....
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-07
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 4.0 km from 10 to 18 km
Vertical Resolution Range: > 1 km
Temporal Resolution: 16 orbits per day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Quality Quality flags have been included with the data to give users a sense of the confidence placed on the individual retrievals. Data will be reprocessed as characteristics of the sensor become better understood and enhancements are made to the science algorithms.
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Use Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: Average file size: 8072 kb
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Kummerow, C. Y. Hong, W. S. Olson, S. Yang, R. F. Adler, J. McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D. B. Shin, and T. T. Wilheit, 2001: The evolution of the Goddard profiling algorithm (GPROF) for rainfall estimation from passive microwave sensors, J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 1801-1840.

Interface Control Specification Between the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Science Data and Information System (TSDIS) and the TSDIS Science User (TSU). Volume 4: File Specifications for TSDIS Products-Level 2 and Level 3. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, March 5, 1999.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-16
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