TRMM_2A56_7

TRMM Ground Validation Rain Gauge Rain Rate L2 1 month V7 (TRMM_2A56) at GES DISC

Version 7 eng
  • Abstract
    The program rgmin generates 1-minute hourly rain rates from discrete tipping bucket rain gauge data by applying an interpolation algorithm. The interpolating routine is based on the cubic spline routine published in the book "Numerical Recipes". The mathematical theory underlying this algorithm is presented in section 3.3 of the book along with a copy of the source code. The mathematics involved will not be described in any detail, rather the spline will be described in context with its application to the broader algorithm being applied in rgmin. A key component of the TRMM project is the Ground Validation (GV) effort which consists of collecting data from ground-based radar, rain gauges and disdrometers. The data is quality-controlled, and then validation products are produced for comparison with TRMM satellite products. The four primary GV sites are: + Darwin, Australia; + Houston, Texas; + Kwajalein, Republic of the Marshall Islands; + Melbourne, Florida. A significant effort is also being supported at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) and vicinity to provide high quality, long-term measurements of rain rates (via a network of rain gauges collocated with National Weather Service gauges), as well as drop size distributions (DSD) using a variety of instruments, including impact-type Joss Waldvogel, laser-optical Parsivel, as well as two-dimensional video disdrometers. DSD measurements are also being collected at Melbourne and Kwajalein using Joss-Waldvogel disdrometers.
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    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • PRECIPITATION RATE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • LIQUID PRECIPITATION
    • RAIN
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • RADAR
    • RADAR REFLECTIVITY
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  • EOSDIS
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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  • Data Granularity
    STRING
    The time coverage of individual data granules.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

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Platforms
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms
    WEATHER STATIONS
    Instruments
    • RAIN GAUGES
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
TRMM No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • TROPICS

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
    ARCHIVER
    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

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  • ANDREY
    Metadata Author
    ANDREY SAVTCHENKO

    Distributed Active Archive Center Global Change Data Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • DAVID
    Technical Contact
    DAVID WOLFF

    NASA Wallops Flight Facility
    Wallops Island, Virginia 233375

  • MICHAEL
    Investigator
    MICHAEL BIGGERSTAFF

    Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences
    3150 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843-3150

  • Data Center Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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