Short Name:
gpmpllpvex

GPM GROUND VALIDATION PLUVIO PRECIPITATION GAUGE LPVEX V1

The GPM Ground Validation Pluvio Precipitation Gauge LPVEx dataset contains both one minute measurements and a cumulative record of the accumulation and intensity of liquid, solid, and mixed precipitation. This dataset was collected during the Light Precipitation Experiment (LPVEx) which was part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Misson Ground Validation Experiment which took place in Finland from September 2010 to October 2010. The experiment leveraged in situ microphysical property measurements, coordinated remote sensing observations, and cloud resolving model simulations of high latitude precipitation systems to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of precipitation algorithms for current and future satellite platforms. The campaign will use these measurements to better understand the process of light rainfall formation at high latitudes and augment the currently limited database of light rainfall microphysical properties that form the critical assumptions at the root of satellite retrieval algorithm. Data were collected at three sites: Harmaja, Emasalo, and Jarvenpaa.

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