GHRC News

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Images MC3E dataset. This data consists of browse only images showing radar reflectivity, radar echo top, convective available potential energy (CAPE), temperature, geopotential height, wind speed, relative humidity, rain water, snow, cloud water, cloud ice, and graupel. These data were simulated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) for the period of the GPM Ground Validation Mid-­latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) field campaign. The overarching goal of the MC3E field campaign was to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment ever obtained and to provide new constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-­based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land. Browse imagery files in PNG and GIF formats are available for April 19, 2011 through June 6, 2011.

 
GHRC DAAC just concluded a very successful User Working Group meeting. GHRC pressented past, current, and future projects, and the UWG members offered good feedback through recommendations and suggestions for the DAAC.

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published a new Micro Article about the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx) Field Campaign. A Micro Article is a short, interesting document that brings together data and key science concepts. The IPHEx field campaign was a Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Ground Validation field campaign that consisted of a wide variety of ground instrumentation, radars, and multiple aircrafts to gain further understanding of how mountainous areas influence and interact with summertime precipitation before, during, and after rainfall occurs. The intensive observing period took place from May 5, 2014 through July 15, 2014. This IPHEx field campaign Micro Article can be viewed at https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/micro-articles/integrated-precipitation...

GHRC User Working Group member Michael Peterson creates lightning videos taken from data from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) on the GOES-16 spacecraft and the Lightning Imaging Sensor on the International Space Station (ISS LIS). These videos recently showed the lightning in Hurricane Florence during its track across the Atlantic and as it made landfall.  He has created CONUS videos in 3 different speeds, a full disk video, and a 360 degree video of the hurricane showing the lightning flashes.

Here are some locations of these videos:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/giborsvuu7ydcnh/AABHUTLA_gsG1L2km73RE5pEa?dl=0

https://youtu.be/8QJMa5k7LVI

We have the GHRC UWG Meeting this Tuesday, November 13th. The sidewalk by the South entrance of the NSSTC building will be under construction. Because of this, please meet a GHRC greeter at the East building entrance. The greeter will then take you to the front desk for a parking pass and guide you to the meeting room.

We will have dinner at Below the Radar, which is located at 220 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801. You can find the menu for Below the Radar here.

Also, we ask that you take some time to review the following documents, websites, and content. We have included some questions that suggest what we would likey you to focus on. 

GHRC UWG Homework List:
https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/sites/default/files/GHRC_2018UWG_HomeworkList.pdf

GHRC UWG Final Agenda:
https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/meetings/UWG/2018-uwg-logistics-and-agenda

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