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gpmnrlrtifld

GPM Ground Validation Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Near-Real Time Rain Rates IFloodS V1

The GPM Ground Validation Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Near-Real Time Rain Rates IFloodS data product was created for the GPM Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field campaign from April 23, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The IFloodS field campaign was a ground measurement campaign that took place in eastern Iowa. The goals of the campaign were to collect detailed measurements of precipitation at the Earth’s surface using ground instruments and advanced weather radars and to simultaneously collect data from satellites passing overhead. This NRL real time rain rates data product was produced using the Probability Matching Method with rain gauge, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F15 Special Sensor Microwave - Imager (SSM/I), and DMSP F16 Special Sensor Microwave - Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) data. This data product includes rain rate estimates and files are available in netCDF-4 and binary formats, as well as corresponding browse imagery in JPG format.

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