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On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, there was a video chat on the IFloodS field campaign including PI Walt Petersen.
See this link to view a playback of the 1hr video chat: http://spaceref.com/earth/nasas-iowa-flood-study-hangout.html

Dr. Walt Petersen leads the Field Support Office at NASA GSFC’s Wallops Flight Facility and oversees the Wallops Precipitation Research Facility.  He is the NASA GPM Ground Validation Science Manager, serves as Lead Scientist on the GPM-GV field campaigns, including IFloodS, which is going on now.

GHRC is supporting IFloodS with a collaboration portal for sharing weather forecasts, instrument status, mission science reports and plans of the day, as well as real-time data acquisition and visualization tools.  We are the data archive for all the GPM GV field campaigns.

Sample browse imageGHRC has released the GPM Ground Validation Meteorological Tower Environment Canada GCPEx dataset as part of the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) where  data was gathered over the Ontario region of Canada in 2012 from Jan 15 through March 1. This dataset  provides temperature, relative humidity, 10m winds, pressure and solar radiation data collected by a suite of standard meteorological instruments attached to a 10m met tower.  The observation station was assembled by Automated Transportable Meteorological Observation Station (ATMOS). Browse images are available on-line.

 

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GHRC has published the guide for the GPM Ground Validation NOAA Surface Meteorological Station MC3E dataset. The data collected for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) at the NOAA Southern Great Plains Facility includes wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity, and precipitation. The instruments gathering this data were a propeller wind monitor located 10 meters above the ground, a temperature and humidity sensor at the ground, and a tipping rain gauge at the ground.

 

Dr. Sara Graves represented the GHRC at the International Council for Science : Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Executive Committee meeting in Paris the week of April 14th as the Secretary General of CODATA.  There were discussions with Dr. Steven Wilson, Executive Director of The International Council for Science (ICSU), about Future Earth and the data aspects of that large 10 year program.  She also met with some representatives from the World Data System on collaborations on Future Earth and several other activities.  Lastly, a presentation titled ‘Using GLIDER for Data Intensive Science’ by Sara Graves, Todd Berendes and Rahul Ramachandran was made at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria on April 8th, 2013.

 

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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.

 

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