Short Name:
exradepoch

ER-2 X-Band Doppler Radar (EXRAD) EPOCH V1

The ER-2 X-Band Doppler Radar (EXRAD) EPOCH dataset consists of radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity estimates collected by the EXRAD onboard the AV-6 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle research aircraft, though traditionally this instrument is flown on the NASA ER-2 aircraft. These data were gathered during the East Pacific Origins and Characteristics of Hurricanes (EPOCH) project. EPOCH was a NASA program manager training opportunity directed at training NASA young scientists in conceiving, planning, and executing a major airborne science field program. The goals of the EPOCH project were to sample tropical cyclogenesis or intensification of an Eastern Pacific hurricane and to train the next generation of NASA Airborne Science Program leadership. The EXRAD EPOCH dataset files are available from August 9, 2017 through August 31, 2017 in HDF-5 format.

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