IPHEx Core Instruments

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IPHEx Core Instruments

IPHEx Instrument List

Aircraft
Instrument Name Acronym Investigators Type Product Description
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High Volume Particle Spectrometer HVPS-3 Poellot Optical Array Imager Particle Images and Sizing (0.15-19.2 mm)
2D Stereo Probe 2DS Poellot Optical Array Imager Particle Images and Sizing (0.01 - 1.3 mm)
2D Cloud Particle Spectrometer 2DC Poellot Optical Array Imager Particle Images and Sizing (0.03 - 1.0 mm)
Cloud Particle Imager CPI Poellot Optical Array Imager Particle Images and Sizing (0.002 - 2 mm)
Cloud Droplet Probe CDP Poellot Forward Scattering Cloud Droplet Spectra (2-50 um)
King Probe King Poellot Hot Wire Liquid Water Content
Nevzorov Water Content Nevzorov Poellot Hot Wire Liquid and Total Water Content
Rosemount Icing Rate Meter RICE Poellot Vibrating Cylinder Detection of Super Cooled Water
EdgeTech Dew Point Hygrometer EdgeTech Poellot Chilled Mirror Dew Point Temperature (-60° to 40°C)
Rosemount Total Temperature Probe Rosemount Poellot Platinum Resistance Temperature (-60° to 40°C)
TSI Condensation Nuclei Counter CNC Poellot Alcohol condensing  10 nm cut
Rosemount 858 Gust Probe Poellot Differential transducers  3-D winds
TDL Laser Hygrometer TDL Poellot Laser spectrometer  Water Vapor (125 - 30K pmv)
Static Pressure Transducer Static Pressure Poellot Absolute transducer  Pressure (0-1034mb)
*Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor CSI Poellot Counterflow laser hygrometer Total water mass

*Planning in process (1/23/2014)

ER-2
Advanced Microwave Precipitation Radiometer AMPR

Brent Roberts

PMW Radiometer

 

Conical Scanning Millimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer

CoSMIR

Carey Johnson

PMW Radiometers

 

ER-2 X-band Radar EXRAD G. Heymsfield    
W-band (94 GHz) Cloud Radar System CRS G. Heymsfield    
  LIP Monte Bateman    
High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler HIWRAP

G. Heymsfield

 

 

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Ground Instruments
Instrument Name Acronym Site Investigators Type Product Description
NOAA
Met Met BDT      
Soil Mositure   BDT      
Parsivel Disdrometer   BDT      
Met Met CNE      
Soil Mositure   CNE      
Parsivel   CNE      
Met Met HKS      
S-Band Precipitation Profiler S-Prof HKS      
Parsivel   HKS      
Met Met MRO      
915   MRO      
RASS   MRO      
Parsivel   MRO      
Met Met MTH      
Soil Mositure   MTH      
Parsivel   MTH      
Met Met EWN      
Soil Mositure   EWN      
Parsivel   EWN      
449 MHz Wind Profiler   EWN      
S-Band   EWN      
Met Met OFT      
Soil Mositure   OFT      
Parsivel   OFT      
449   OFT      
S-Band   OFT      
Met Met SPE      
Soil Mositure   SPE      
Parsivel   SPE      
Met Met TBR      
Soil Mositure   TBR      
Parsivel   TBR      
Met Met WLN      
Soil Mositure   WLN      
Parsivel   WLN      
           
NASA
Autonomous Parsivel Units

APU

  Walt Petersen
(NASA WFF)
Matt Wingo
(NASA- UAH/WFF)

Disdrometers

measures of rain DSD, particle phase, and fall-velocity of particle sizes from 0.3 mm to 20 cm
Micro Rain Radar

MRR

  Walt Petersen
(NASA WFF)
Patrick Gatlin
(NASA- MSFC)

Disdrometers

DSD profiling,precip rate, melting layer
retrieves quantitative rain rates, drop size distributions, radar reflectivity, fall velocities on vertical profiles up to several kilometers above the unit. It operates at 24 GHz
N-Pol, S-band Polarimetric Scanning Radar         Provides spatial structure of precipitation
Ku-Ka Band Scanning Radar D3R        
Rain Gauges- NASA

 

 

Walt Petersen
(NASA WFF)
David Wolff
(NASA-GSFC/WFF)

Rain Gauge Network

tipping buckets directly measure rainfall
Rain Gauges - Duke       Rain Gauge Network  
Soil moisture product     Mike Cosh
(USDA-ARS)
Soil Moisture Sensors  
Two Dimensional Video Disdrometer 2DVD   Walt Petersen
(NASA WFF)
Patrick Gatlin (NASA- MSFC)
Disdrometers Particle size and concentration measurements for particles of 0.3–8 mm in diameter (bin resolution of 0.25 mm), axis ratio distribution, and fall-velocity information
           
           
 

 

Models
Instrument Name Acronym Investigators Type Product Description
WRF

 

PI: Peters-Lidard, Christa D. (GSFC)
Di Wu (GSFC)

 

 
QPF model output from NWS RFC

 

Pedro Restrepo
(NOAA/NWS)

   
TRMM flood maps

 

Hal Pierce (GSFC)

 

 
 

 

Radars
Instrument Name Acronym Investigators Type Product Description
D3R radar

D3R

Matt Schwaller
(NASA-GSFC)
V. Chandrasekar (CSU-CIRA)

NASA Ka/Ku band scanning radar

 
S-band Dual -polarimetric radar

NPOL

Walt Petersen
(NASA WFF)
David Wolff (NASA-GSFC/WFF)

NASA S-band Dual-polarmetric radar  
X-band Radars

XPOL

Witold Krajhewski
(Univ. of Iowa-Iowa Flood Center)

X-band radars

Hydrometeor profiles
NEXRAD Level-II

 

 

Doppler Radar

 
KDMX Des Moines, IA
KDVN Davenport, IA
KMPX Minneapolis, MN
KARX LaCrosse, WI
NEXRAD rainfall composite

 

Witold Krajhewski
(U. of Iowa-Iowa Flood Center)

 

hourly-rainfall estimates, at approximately 16-km2 resolution from the NWS used primarily for the detection and modeling of extreme-weather events
NEXRAD Level III WSR-88D Storm Total Precipitation
dual-pol rain product
DTA     One hour precipitation accumulation available on a .13 nmi x 1 Degree grid. The dual-polarization QPE algorithm is used and 256 possible data levels are available.

NEXRAD III WSR-88  Digital Precipitation Rate (dual-pol)

DPR     The instantaneous precipitation rate, using the dual-polarization QPE algorithm.
 

 

Spacecraft
Instrument Name Acronym Investigators Product Description
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite
Precipitation Radar

PR

George Huffman (GSFC) TMPA product
TRMM Microwave Imager

TMI

Christain Kummerow (CSU-CIRA)
Phillip Partain (CSU)

TMI data subset GPROF products
NASA A-Train (CloudSat, Calipso, Aqua)
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System

AMSR-E

Christain Kummerow (CSU-CIRA)
Phillip Partain (CSU)

AMSR-E data subset GPROF products
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)
GOES IR

 

George Huffman (GSFC)

Hydro-Estimator product
 

 

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