Short Name:
gpmampriphx2

GPM GROUND VALIDATION ADVANCED MICROWAVE PRECIPITATION RADIOMETER (AMPR) IPHEX V2

The GPM Ground Validation Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer (AMPR) IPHEx dataset was acquired by the AMPR instrument flown aboard the high altitude ER-2 aircraft during the IPHEx field campaign in North Carolina from May 1, 2014 through June 14, 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. These files include the Level 2B calibrated and georeferenced brightness temperature for the four AMPR-observed frequencies (10, 19, 37, 85 GHz). These data are archived in a netCDF-4 format that contains the calibrated brightness temperatures in addition to ER-2 aircraft navigation and instrument scene georectification variables. Corresponding browse imagery are also available in JPG format. A set of Python software has been developed for reading, plotting, and providing some additional analysis capabilities.

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