Short Name:
gpmadmirgcpex

GPM GROUND VALIDATION ADVANCED MICROWAVE RADIOMETER RAIN IDENTIFICATION (ADMIRARI) GCPEX V1

The GPM Ground Validation Advanced Microwave Radiometer Rain Identification (ADMIRARI) GCPEx dataset measures brightness temperature at three frequencies (10.7, 21.0 and 36.5 GHz) and at two polarized planes (H & V). The ADMIRIRI retrieval typically provides rain/cloud liquid water path (LWP) and integrated water vapor, and for low water content cases it provides the total LWP and integrated water vapor. The ADMIRARI is a scanning radiometer like its auxiliary active instruments, which include a Micro Rain Radar (MRR) and a cloud lidar, which provide reflectivity profiles and cloud base altitude at the same scanning angle as the ADMIRIRI. This data was collected during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) located in Ontario, Canada, January 14, 2012 through February 29, 2012. Reference: http://www2.meteo.uni-bonn.de/admirari.

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