The GPM Ground Validation Airborne Precipitation Radar 3rd Generation (APR-3) OLYMPEX dataset was collected from November 12, 2015 to December 19, 2015 during the GPM Ground Validation Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) field campaign held in the Pacific Northwest. APR-3 is the APR-2 used in previous field campaigns with the addition of W-band measurement capability. APR-3 beams scan cross-track from +/- 25° to the right and left of nadir. Ku-band, Ka-band and W-band frequency doppler measurements are made from the DC-8 aircraft at 10km altitude during OLYMPEX. The APR-3 dataset files are in HDF-4 format with PNG format browse images. This L1 APR-3 dataset provides radar reflectivity, doppler velocity for all bands, linear depolarization ratio at Ku-band, and normalized radar cross section measurements at Ka and Ku-bands.
Data Identification Fields:
- EARTH SCIENCE
- RADAR REFLECTIVITY
- EARTH SCIENCE
- DOPPLER VELOCITY
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|Project Short Name||Campaigns||Project Dates|
|GPMGV||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
Temporal Information Fields:
- 1 minute - < 1 hour
Spatial Information Fields:
|Coverage Type||Zone Identifier||Geometry||Granule Representation|
- NORTH AMERICA
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASADISTRIBUTOR
320 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
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- +1 256-824-5149
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Durden, Stephen L. and Simone Tanelli.2017. GPM Ground Validation Airborne Precipitation Radar 3rd Generation (APR-3) OLYMPEX [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/OLYMPEX/APR3/DATA101