GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) NSSTC
Entry ID: gpmpansstc

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Abstract: The Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) is an optical disdrometer based on single particle extinction that measures particle size and fall velocity. This APU consists of the Parsivel, which was developed by OTT in Germany, and its support systems, which were designed and built by the University of Alabama in Huntsville. This dataset provides rainfall data for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Ground Validation Experiment collected at the National Space Science Technology Center (NSSTC), Huntsville, AL. There may be occasional gaps in the data when the instrument is not resident at the NSSTC and is sent to participate in field campaigns.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 34.72   S: 34.71   E: -86.63   W: -86.64

Data Set Citation
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Dataset Title: GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) NSSTC
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-06-08
Stop Date: 2011-03-30
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Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: gpmpansstc

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at
Contact Address:
GHRC User Services Office
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 31 Mb
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: none
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: support-ghrc at
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-20
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