GHRC News

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) 2014 IFloodS dataset. This dataset consists of precipitation data derived from microwave radiometers and sounders located on multiple satellites, including the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F16-18, the Global Change Observation Mission – Water "Shizuku" (GCOM-W1), the European Space Agency's (ESA’s) Meteorological Operational satellite programme (MetOp) series, and NOAA's Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) series.  The data have been consistently processed for the Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field campaign conducted in eastern Iowa during spring 2013. The goals of the IFloodS campaign were to collect detailed measurements of precipitation at the Earth’s surface using ground instruments and advanced weather radars and to simultaneously collect data from satellites passing overhead. The GPROF 2014 data files are available from March 31 to July 2, 2013 in HDF-5 format. It should be noted that these data are specially produced by the Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) for IFloodS. 

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Reference Rainfall Data Product IFloodS dataset. This dataset contains hourly rainfall accumulation estimates over central and northeastern Iowa for the period of 1 May to 16 June, 2013. This product is created by combining ground-based radar estimates collected for the Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) campaign. The goals of the IFloodS campaign were to collect detailed measurements of precipitation at the Earth’s surface using ground instruments and advanced weather radars and to simultaneously collect data from satellites passing overhead. The data are available in gzipped ASCII files.
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS) Intensity dataset. This dataset was obtained from March 18, 2014 through September 30, 2014 during the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) field campaign. Goals for the HS3 field campaign included assessing the relative roles of large-scale environment and storm-scale internal processes, addressing the controversial role of the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) in tropical storm formation and intensification, and the role of deep convection in the inner-core region of storms. The SHIPS model provides tropical storm intensity forecasts for the Atlantic Ocean and the eastern and central North Pacific Ocean storms and invest areas.  SHIPS uses GOES infrared imagery as input to the systems.  These SHIPS data are available in ASCII format.

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC just published a new ESRI Story Map titled ‘Dizzy the Disdrometer: A story of how Dizzy the Disdrometer participated in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Ground Validation field campaigns’. This story map is a fun and interactive way to learn about the disdrometer instrument, the GPM Ground Validation project, GHRC, the different field campaigns performed during the project, and where the reader can find these data. This story map can be found at https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=7a5a77a504d54a478c329304242c1ce3.

Leigh Sinclair and Rebecca Kollmeter from the Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC participated in the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s (UAH) Week of Welcome, where they described the DAAC and handed out materials for the interested students. The UAH students enjoyed the lightning visualization from the GHRC DAAC. 

                    

 

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