Precipitation, Water Vapor, and Related Atmospheric Parameters

GPM disdrometers being used during the LPVEx field campaign

The GHRC archives and distributes a variety of ongoing research data products containing precipitation and related atmospheric parameters such as atmospheric water vapor.

The GHRC DISCOVER (Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research) project, funded by NASA’s MEaSUREs program, generates a suite of inter-related atmospheric parameters including rain, cloud liquid water, ocean surface winds and water vapor.

Similar observations are collected from airborne and ground-based instruments during NASA Hurricane Science and GPM Ground Validation field campaigns. The NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Ground Validation (GV) program, as a member of the broader NASA Precipitation Measurement Mission, is providing ground and airborne precipitation datasets supporting physical validation of satellite-based precipitation retrieval algorithms.

The Regional Air-Sea Interactions (RASI) tool provides data access and exploration of a climatology of gap wind and coastal ocean upwelling events detected by an automated detection algorithm also developed as part of the RSS DISCOVER project.

The major objective of the Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research (DISCOVER) is to provide highly accurate satellite microwave products.
GHRC is working to support NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Ground Validation (GV) physical process studies.
GHRC is the archive and distribution center for data collected during HSRP field campaigns, as well as the recent HS3 Earth Venture mission.

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