Short Name:
gpmvisecgcpex

GPM GROUND VALIDATION ENVIRONMENT CANADA (EC) VISIBILITY SENSOR FD12P AND PRESENT WEATHER DETECTOR GCPEX V1

The GPM Ground Validation Environment Canada (EC) Visibility Sensor FD12P and Present Weather Detector GCPEx dataset contains data collected from January 15 through March 1, 2012 in Huronia, Canada for the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx). This dataset was collected to aid in the achievement of the over arching goal of GCPEx which is to characterize the ability of multi-frequency active and passive microwave sensors to detect and estimate falling snow. The FD12P combines the functions of a forward scatter visibility meter and a present weather detector. It also measures the intensity and the amount of both liquid and solid precipitation.

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