GHRC Published the LIP IMPACTS Dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of electrical field measurements of lightning and navigation data collected by the Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) flown onboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft 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. These data are available from January 15 through February 27, 2020 in ASCII format. It should be noted that this dataset is not continuous as flights did not occur every day.

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