GHRC Publishes Five GPM GV Radar LPVEx Datasets

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published all five of the GPM Ground Validation C-Band Radar LPVEx datasets. These datasets consists of radar reflectivity data from the ground based dual-polarimetric C-Band Doppler radar network in Finland during the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx) field campaign. There are five separate datasets including data from the C-Band Ikaalinen (IKA) Radar, the C-Band Kerava (KER) Radar, the C-Band Korpo (KOR) Radar, the C-Band Kumpula (KUM) Radar, and the C-Band Vantaa (VAN) Radar. These radars provided reflectivity measurements for light precipitation systems during LPVEx. This field campaign took place around the Gulf of Finland, aiming to provide additional high-latitude, light rainfall measurements for the improvement of GPM satellite precipitation algorithms. The C-Band Radar data files are available in RAW and UF format, with browse imagery in PNG format, for a range of dates between September 01, 2010 and January 31, 2011 depending on the radar site. It should be noted that the Ikaalinen and Korpo radar sites were only used on October 19, 2010 to provide radar data during King Air flight observations over the Gulf of Bothnia, therefore, data for these two sites are only available for this date.
GPM Ground Validation C-band Ikaalinen (IKA) Radar LPVEx:
GPM Ground Validation C-band Kerava (KER) Radar LPVEx:
GPM Ground Validation C-band Korpoo (KOR) Radar LPVEx:
GPM Ground Validation C-band Kumpula (KUM) Radar LPVEx:
GPM Ground Validation C-band Vantaa (VAN) Radar LPVEx:

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