GHRC Published SBU MRR2 IMPACTS Dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the SBU Micro Rain Radar 2 (MRR-2) IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of reflectivity, Doppler velocity, signal-to-noise ratio, spectral width, droplet size, Liquid Water Content, melting layer, drop size distribution, rain attenuation, rain rate, and radial velocity data 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. Both the MRR-2 and the MRR-PRO instruments were used to collect data for this dataset. The dataset files are available from January 1 through February 28, 2020 in netCDF-3 and netCDF-4/CF formats.

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