GPM GV D3R ICE POP published

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) published the GPM Ground Validation Dual-frequency Dual-polarized Doppler Radar (D3R) ICE POP dataset. This dataset includes reflectivity, differential reflectivity, copolar correlation coefficient, differential propagation phase, radial velocity, and spectrum width data collected by the Dual-frequency Dual-polarized Doppler Radar (D3R) during the International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (ICE-POP) field campaign in South Korea. The two major objectives of ICE-POP were to study severe winter weather events in regions of complex terrain and improve the short-term forecasting of such events. These data contributed to Global Precipitation Measurement mission Ground Validation (GPM GV) campaign efforts to improve satellite estimates of orographic winter precipitation. The D3R was developed by a government-industry-academic consortium with funding from NASA's GPM Project. It operates at the ku (13.91 GHz ± 25 MHz) and ka (35.56 GHz ± 25 MHz) frequencies covering a fixed range from 450 m to 39.75 km. The D3R dataset files are available from November 1, 2017 through March 17, 2018 in netCDF-4 format. It should be noted that there are several dates during ICE-POP when D3R data are not available due to maintenance or clear weather. 

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