GHRC is supporting the ongoing Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Ground Validation Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) Field Experiment with a collaboration portal for the mission science team which provides for near-real time data acquisition; data access, visualization and map-based display; and science and instrument status reports.  IFloodS is featured on the EarthData web site as the DAAC Image of the Week.


The initial phase of the Iowa Flood Studies field campaign has begun.  IFloodS is the first of several hydrology-oriented field efforts that the GPM Ground Validation (GV) program is conducting.   GHRC is providing a collaboration portal for the field campaign team to exchange data and information including instrument status, mission science reports, weather forecasts and preliminary science data.  We have already begun collecting instrument data and model output for the region.  More instruments will come online throughout April in preparation for the official start of the campaign on May 1.  During the field campaign, access to the collaboration portal  and quicklook data is restricted to team members.  We expect to begin receiving and publishing quality controlled data products from the mission in approximately six months.


GHRC DAAC Manager Michael Goodman attended the 3rd Workshop of the Global Flood Working Group in College Park MD on 4-5 March. The workshop was led by Bob Adler/U. Maryland, Bob Brakenridge/U. Colorado  and Tom De Groeve / European Commission Joint Research Centre.


GHRC DAAC Manager Michael Goodman attended the 67th IHC/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum at the NOAA Center for Climate and Weather Prediction on March 5, 2013, and virtually on March 6. GHRC data holdings include satellite, airborne and in situ data from many NASA hurricane science field campaigns including GRIP (Aug/Sept 2010), NAMMA (Aug/Sept 2006), TCSP (Summer 2005), ACES (Aug/Sept 2002), CAMEX 3 and 4 (Fall 1998, Fall 2001).


Dr. Sara Graves, the Director of UAH Information Technology & Systems Center (ITSC), which jointly manages GHRC with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), attended a meeting of the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) Science Advisory Board (SAB) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on March 5-7.  The ORNL DAAC is one of the key data centers in the CCSI.

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