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TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Gridded Orbital Data Set
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_G2A12_V6

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Summary
Abstract: The TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Gridded Orbital rainfall data, a special product derived from the TRMM standard product, TMI rain profile (2A-12), and mapped to a 0.5 degree x 0.5 degree latitude/longitude grid. The spatial coverage is defined by a 760 km swath bounded by the latitudes 38 degree N and 38 degree S for a single satellite orbit. The parameters included in this data set are the mean, standard deviation, and number of samples for the conditional surface rain rate; and the cloud water at 14 vertical levels in the rain column. The document also provides the information necessary to readily access and interpret the parameters stored in the files.
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Description: Access for G2A12: Gridded Hydrometeor Profile (TMI)
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Caption:  2006/05/22 TMI Ascending and 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: Combined TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) Gridded Orbital Data Set (G2A12)
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?t...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-07
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Vertical Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 1 km
Temporal Resolution: 16 orbits per day
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.
Access Constraints None
Data Set Progress
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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: 15-16 files/day; 133-135 kb/file
Distribution Format: Binary
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 (970) 491-7473
Fax: +1 (970) 491-8449
Email: kummerow at atmos.colostate.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
200 West Lake Street
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-10-29

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