GHRC Published the ASOS IMPACTS Dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS) IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of a variety of ground-based observations during the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field campaign. IMPACTS was a three-year sequence of winter season deployments conducted to study snowstorms over the U.S Atlantic coast. IMPACTS aimed to (1) Provide observations critical to understanding the mechanisms of snowband formation, organization, and evolution; (2) Examine how the microphysical characteristics and likely growth mechanisms of snow particles vary across snowbands; and (3) Improve snowfall remote sensing interpretation and modeling to significantly advance prediction capabilities. This ASOS dataset consists of 176 stations within the IMPACTS domain. Each station provides observations of surface temperature, dew point, precipitation, wind direction, wind speed, wind gust, sea level pressure, and the observed weather code. The ASOS data are available from December 29, 2019 through February 29, 2020 in netCDF-4 format.

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