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GPM GROUND VALIDATION CONICAL SCANNING MILLIMETER-WAVE IMAGING RADIOMETER (COSMIR) GCPEX V1
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Summary
Abstract: The Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer (CoSMIR) dataset for the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) plays the role as an airborne high-frequency simulator for the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI), which will launch in 2014. The CoSMIR was modified with a new scan mode to acquire both conical and cross-track scan data simultaneously in a given flight satisfying the requirements of the Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM) algorithm development team. The dataset provides well-calibrated radiometric data from 9 channels between 50-183GHz with the accuracy on the order of +-1K. All channels besides the 89 and 165.5 GHz are horizontally polarized.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 46.7 S: 34.5  E: -68.0  W: -88.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-01-19
Stop Date: 2012-02-24


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: DAILY


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE RADIANCE    [Definition]


Instrument
COSMIR >Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer    [Information]



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-05-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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