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 M Max Altitude: 732.129 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ferraro, Ralph and David Wolff
Dataset Title: NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California
Dataset Series Name: AVDM
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-12-07
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 3-hour
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Data Center
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Dataset ID: nsidc-0300

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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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
Distribution Media: FTP
Email: Ralph.Ferraro at
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2207 Computer and Space Sciences Building
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-15
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