Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) | Collaboration between NASA MSFC and The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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  • HyDRO

    The GHRC data search and order system provides easy access to all GHRC data. Search by date, time, geographic region, instrument, platform, and many other options.

  • HS3 field campaign

    NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) ran its field campaign phase during the summers of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Data from the HS3 mission will be archived at and available from the Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC. Image credit: NASA.

  • IPHEX field campaign

    IPHEX FIELD CAMPAIGN IPHEx ER-2 Pilot, Stu Broce, flying through clouds from 65,000 feet on May 24, 2014. Some of the cells in these photos were monstrous and reached well over 50,000 feet. Stu states, "After sunset, I got to watch the best lightning show I've ever seen, though it was the first time I've hung out over thunderstorms on purpose."


GHRC’s mission is to serve as NASA’s Earth science data stewards for scientific, educational, commercial and governmental communities. The GHRC also provides knowledge augmentation services encompassing tools, infrastructure, user support, and expertise to our stakeholders. GHRC is supported by NASA and is managed jointly by the Marshall Space Flight Center's Earth Science Department and the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Information Technology & Systems Center.


GHRC publishes first HS3 dataset - HAMSR
GHRC has published its first HS3 dataset, Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Global Hawk High...
GHRC tape archive system to be retired; migrating to spinning disk
GHRC Operations staff has completed migration of all datasets...
Version 2 of GCPEx MRR dataset and documentation published
GHRC has published Version 2 of the GPM Ground Validation Environment...
GHRC discusses data with HS3 HIWRAP PI
On 21 April 2015, the GHRC team met with Dr. Gerald Heymsfield, Principal Investigator for the HIWRAP instrument of...
New data server deployed; datasets available via new service
GHRC has deployed a new OPeNDAP / THREDDS Data Server as part of the...
LIS data processing information exchanged
GHRC provided information on LIS data processing and long term archive, presented by Jeanne Behnke at...
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