GHRC Published SBU Doppler LiDAR IMPACTS Dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the SBU Doppler LiDAR IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of Doppler velocity and backscatter intensity from the Stony Brook University (SBU) Doppler LiDAR. These data were collected 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 (2020-2022). The campaign 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. The dataset files are available in netCDF-4 format from January 1 through February 26, 2020.

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