The GPM Ground Validation NASA S-band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar MC3E dataset was collected by the NASA NPOL radar, which was developed by a research team from Wallops Flight Facility, is a fully transportable and self-contained S-band (10 cm), scanning dual-polarimetric, doppler research radar that collected data nearly continuously during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) field campaign. The overarching goal was to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment that has ever been obtained, providing constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land that had never before been available. NPOL scanned in high resolution Range Height Indicator (RHI) mode (every 40 sec) and provided measurements of precipitation in liquid, mixed and ice phase. The scanning strategy emphasized vertical structure sampling via RHI and narrow sector-volume data collections. Additional files were processed from the UF files using the Colorado State University (CSU) Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm (HID) providing classification of hydrometeors (e.g. rain, drizzle, hail, ice crystals, wet or dry snow, graupel density). Data was collected from April 11, 2011 through June 3, 2011.
N: 38.0 S: 35.0 E: -95.5 W: -99.0
|Temporal Extent:||Platform(s):||Ground Stations|
|Data Center(s):||NASA/MSFC/GHRC, Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA||Instrument(s):||NPOL|
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|Project Short Name||Campaigns||Project Dates|
|MC3E||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
|Coverage Type||Zone Identifier||Geometry||Granule Representation|
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