GPM Ground Validation NOAA S-Band Profiler Original Dwell Data MC3E

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Title: GPM Ground Validation NOAA S-Band Profiler Original Dwell Data MC3E
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The S-band Profiler Original Dwell dataset in the netCDF format was gathered during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) in Oklahoma April-June 2011. The S-band profiler operates at 2.8 GHz, points vertically, and measures the backscattered power from raindrops and ice particles as precipitating cloud systems pass overhead. The S-band operated in two modes: precipitation mode and attenuated mode. The precipitation mode was the normal or full-power mode, and the attenuated mode was the low-power mode. The profiler alternated between modes collecting either 7 or 9 consecutive precipitation mode profiles separated by 1 attenuated mode profile. Both modes processed radar pulses collected during a 7-second dwell before calculating the Doppler velocity spectra at each radar range gate that were separated by 60-meters in the vertical. The attenuated and precipitation mode data are available in moment, pop spectra (uncalibrated raw spectra) and calibrated spectra hourly files. The S-band spectra were calibrated against the surface disdrometer to determine a radar calibration constant. Calibrated spectra were constructed for each profile and are expressed as reflectivity spectral density. After calibration, the instrument provides a reflectivity estimate through the precipitation. Data is in hourly files in the netCDF format.
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Beginning_Date: 20110416
Ending_Date: 20110607
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > DOPPLER VELOCITY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > SPECTRUM WIDTH
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Contact_Person: CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
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Contact_Organization: NASA/MSFC/GHRC > Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130204
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130204
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Contact_Person: SHERRY HARRISON
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Address: 320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
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Postal_Code: 35805
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