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GPM GROUND VALIDATION HIGH ALTITUDE IMAGING WIND AND RAIN AIRBORNE PROFILER (HIWRAP) IPHEX V1

The GPM Ground Validation High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler (HIWRAP) IPHEx dataset was collected from May 3, 2014 to June 12, 2014 during the GPM Ground Validation Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx) field campaign, which was held in the Appalachian region of North Carolina. The goal of IPHEx was to characterize warm season orographic precipitation regimes and the relationship between precipitation regimes and hydrologic processes in regions of complex terrain. HIWRAP is a Doppler radar that combines conical scan mode measurements at two different frequency bands (Ka- and Ku-band) and two different incidence angles (30 and 40 degrees). The HIWRAP data files are provided in netCDF format and contain radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity profiles along with aircraft attitude and other navigation information.

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