GHRC News

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GHRC’s application for membership in the International Council for Science (ICSU) World Data System (WDS) has been accepted by the WDS Scientific Committee (WDS-SC). Pending the finalization of a signed agreement with ICSU, GHRC will be a Regular Member of ICSU-WDS.

 

Sample browse imageGHRC has updated the GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) dataset with new files containing rain rates and wind speed from Hurricane Earl (September 1-2, 2010) as an addition to the original brightness temperature files. The HIRAD flew aboard the WB-57 aircraft from Houston, Texas during the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment.

 

GHRC has installed and configured a new disk-based Sun Storage 720 archive.  Systems administrators and data managers are planning directory layout, archive processes and migration from the existing tape-based Sun Storage L700 system.  The new archive will start with 100 TB (usable) and is scalable to up to 2.6 PB raw capacity.

 

Sample browse imageGHRC has released the GPM Ground Validation Environment Canada (EC) Micro Rain Radar (MRR) GCPEx dataset. Environment Canada (EC) collected data from the Micro Rain Radar (MRR) during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) in Ontario, Canada during the winter season 2012. Operating at 24 GHz the MRR, a vertically pointing Doppler radar, retrieved quantitative rain rates, drop size distributions, radar reflectivity, fall velocities on vertical profiles up to several kilometers above the unit.

 

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GHRC added  the GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) GCPEx dataset to its GPM GCPEX dataset collection.  Collected from six sites in Ontario, Canada, the data contains daily ASCII files with information on individual snowflakes and hydrometeors, and also binary files preprocessed from raw camera data. Overall data dates range from 27 October 2011 through 27 February 2012 depending on the specific site. GHRC also has related 2DVD datasets for data from the LPVEX and  MC3E experiments and data collected at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC).

 

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