Short Name:
gpmsomc3e

GPM GROUND VALIDATION COMPOSITE SATELLITE OVERPASSES MC3E V1

The GPM Ground Validation Composite Satellite Overpasses MC3E dataset provides satellite overpasses from the AQUA satellite during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), which took place in central Oklahoma April 22 - June 5, 2011. The radiometric data was matched up with other datasets necessary to carry out land surface emissivity studies. These other datasets include the NEXRAD National Mosaic and Multi-Sensor QPE (NMQ) radar mosaic for knowledge of rain structure and intensity at the time of the overpass, as well as the previous accumulated precipitation prior to the satellite overpass time, the NOAA Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) snow mapping system (to identify surface snow or ice cover), and the NASA/GMAO Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research (MERRA) land and atmospheric reanalysis (for background land and atmospheric state needed for microwave radiative transfer calculations). The AQUA satellite overpasses included in this dataset passed within 700-km of the central field site.

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