GHRC Published TAMMS IMPACTS Dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System (TAMMS) IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of wind speed, wind direction, and cross wind speed measurements from the TAMMS instrument onboard the NASA P-3 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 (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 files are available from  January 18, 2020 through February 26, 2020 in ASCII-ict format. It should be noted that the NASA P-3 aircraft did not operate each day of the campaign, therefore TAMMS data are only available for aircraft flight days.

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