Cloud Hydrometeors at the GHRC

Clouds

GHRC has measurements for various cloud-related parameters derived from satellite and airborne instruments.

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 derived from passive microwave instruments aboard TRMM, NOAA-15, NOAA-16, and DMSP satellites.

Similar observations are collected from airborne and ground-based instruments during NASA Hurricane Science and GPM Ground Validation field campaigns.  Airborne  cloud observations include water content, cloud base height and temperature, and hydrometeors.

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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