Olympic Mountains Ground Validation Experiment (OLYMPEX)

Major ground-based and airborne observations for the Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) field campaign took place between November, 2015, and January, 2016,with additional ground sampling continuing through February, on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. This field campaign provides ground-based validation support of the findings resulting from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite that is a joint effort between the NASA GPM program and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).


As for all GPM-GV campaigns, the GHRC provides a collaboration portal to help investigators exchange planning information, and to support collection of real-time data as well as mission science, project and instrument status reports during the campaign.  This OLYMPEX field campaign portal is now online, and may also be accessed from the link at the left. GHRC also serves as the GPM-GV archive.  Within a year after the end of the campaign, OLYMPEX data will be available to the public from GHRC using HYDRO.  

YouTube video: NASA | Researchers Gear Up for OLYMPEx



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