[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='NORTH AMERICA', Location_Subregion1='UNITED STATES OF AMERICA', Location_Subregion2='IOWA']
GPM GROUND VALIDATION TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISDROMETER (2DVD) IFLOODS V1Entry ID: gpm2difld_1
Abstract: The GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) IFloodS dataset was collected during the GPM Ground Validation Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field experiment during April through June 2013 in northeastern Iowa. The goals of the campaign were to collect detailed measurements of precipitation at the Earth's surface using ground instruments and advanced weather radars and, ... simultaneously, collect data from satellites passing overhead. The ground instruments characterized precipitation -- the size and shape of raindrops, the physics of ice and liquid particles throughout the cloud and below as it falls, temperature, air moisture, and distribution of different size droplets -- to improve rainfall estimates from the satellites, and in particular the algorithms that interpret raw data for the upcoming GPM mission's Core Observatory satellite, which launches in 2014. The daily tar files contain ASCII data with information for raindrop size distibution and hydrometeors.
Data Set Citation
Other Citation Details: Petersen, Walter A, Ali Tokay, Patrick N Gatlin and Matthew T. Wingo.2014. GPM GROUND VALIDATION TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISDROMETER (2DVD) IFLOODS [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/IFLOODS/2DVD/DATA301
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/GPMGV/IFLOODS/2DVD/DATA301
Start Date: 2013-04-03Stop Date: 2013-06-18
Temporal Resolution: Daily - < Weekly
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: ASCII
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-13