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TRMM Precipitation Radar Rainfall Rate and Profile L2 1.5 hours V7 (TRMM_2A25) at GES DISC

The new version of these data is in GPM-like format (consistent with the GPM Dual-frequency Radar data format), and can be found under the name GPM_2APR. The TRMM 2A25 data are estimates of the three-dimensional distribution of rain from the TRMM Precipitation Radar. The average rainfall rate between two pre-defined altitudes is calculated for each beam position. Other output data include parameters of Z-R relationships, integrated rain rate of each beam, range bin numbers of rain layer boundaries, and many intermediate parameters. Iguchi and Meneghini (1994) describe this algorithm. Pre-Boost (before 7 August 2001): Temporal Resolution: 91.5 min/orbit ~ 16 orbits/day; Swath Width: 215 km; Horizontal Resolution: 4.3 km Post-Boost (after 24 August 2001): Temporal Resolution: 92.5 min/orbit ~ 16 orbits/day; Swath Width: 247 km; Horizontal Resolution: 5.0 km

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