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GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar MC3E
Entry ID: gpmnpolmc3e


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Summary
Abstract: The NASA NPOL radar, developed by a research team from Wallops Flight Facility, is a fully transportable and self-contained S-band (10 cm), scanning dual-polarimetric, doppler research radar that collected and operated nearly continuously during the MC3E field campaign. NPOL scanned in high resolution RHI mode (every 40 sec) and provided measurements of precipitation in liquid, mixed and ice phase. The scanning strategy emphasized vertical structure sampling via RHI and narrow sector-volume data collections. Additional files were processed from the UF files using the Colorado State University (CSU) Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm (HID) providing classification of hydrometeors (e.g. rain, drizzle, hail, ice crystals, wet or dry snow, graupel density). Data was collected from 11 April 2011 through 03 June 2011.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.0 S: 35.0  E: -95.5  W: -99.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar MC3E
Online Resource: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-04-11
Stop Date: 2011-06-03


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HYDROMETEORS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >DOPPLER VELOCITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
NPOL >NASA Portable S-band Multiparameter Weather Research Radar    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Keywords
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: gpmnpolmc3e

Data Center Personnel
Name: GHRC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
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
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 2 Gb
Distribution_Format: TGZ
Fees: none


Personnel
JOHN GERLACH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 757-824-1515
Email: gerlach at wff.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
City: Wallops Island
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 233375
Country: USA


SHERRY HARRISON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-07


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