Short Name:
amprtblba

TRMM LBA (LARGE SCALE BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE) EXPERIMENT (AMPR) V1

The Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR) was deployed during the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (TRMM-LBA); the second of three TRMM ground validation missions. AMPR data were collected at four distinct microwave frequencies (10.7, 19.35, 37.1 and 85.5 GHz) for the time period of January 23 through February 26, 1999. The geographic domain of the TRMM-LBA region was wholly within Brazilian Amazon Basin between 16 S to 6N latitude and 76W to 49 W longitude. The TRMM-LBA mission was to study convection over humid tropical land regions within the range of research-quality radar, lightning, radiosonde and raingage sites located in the Amazon Basin (Rondonia, Brazil).

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