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gpmwbandiphx

GPM GROUND VALIDATION ACHIEVE W-BAND CLOUD RADAR IPHEX V1

The GPM Ground Validation ACHIEVE W-band Cloud Radar IPHEx dataset consists of cloud and light precipitation radar observations gathered during the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx) Intensive Observing Period (IOP) in North Carolina from May 1 through June 15, 2014. The goal of IPHEx was to evaluate the accuracy of satellite precipitation measurements and use the collected data for hydrology models in the region. The dataset includes data from the ProSensing 95 GHz W-band cloud radar, which is part of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Aerosol, Cloud, Humidity, Interactions Exploring and Validating Enterprise (ACHIEVE) ground-based mobile laboratory. The W-band cloud radar is a scanning 95 GHz dual-polarization (horizontal transmission and co- and cross-polar receiving) Doppler radar used for observing liquid and ice clouds and light precipitation. The instrument measures co- and cross-polar reflectivity, radial velocity, Doppler spectrum width, and signal-to-noise ratio. Linear depolarization ratio was derived from the measured parameters. During the IPHEx campaign, the W-Band radar was used exclusively in vertical-pointing mode. The dataset files are available from May 9 through June 14, 2014 in netCDF-3 data format.

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