GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD)
Entry ID: griphirad

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Abstract: HIRAD is a hurricane imaging, single-pol passive C-band radiometer with both cross-track and along-track resolution that measures strong ocean surface winds through heavy rain from an aircraft or space-based platform. Its swath width is approximately 60 degrees in either direction. V0 data is available measuring brightness temperatures at 5 GHz. Rain Rate and Wind speed files for EARL have been added to the collection. HIRAD data was collected for storms EARL and KARL during the GRIP experiment during September 2010. The GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer data set is a preliminary data set. If you plan to use this data in a publication and/or a presentation, please contact GHRC User Services Office (
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 28.5   S: 18.5   E: -71.5   W: -95.2

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator:
Dataset Title: GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-09-01
Stop Date: 2010-09-16
NASA WB-57F Ancillary Description
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Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: griphirad

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at
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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: 7 Mb
Distribution Format: NETCDF
Fees: none
Phone: 256-961-7549
Email: daniel.j.cecil at
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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: 2014-03-14
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