GHRC News & Features

11/15/2018 - 13:36
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Images MC3E dataset. This data consists of browse only images showing radar reflectivity, radar echo top, convective available potential energy (CAPE), temperature, geopotential height, wind speed, relative humidity, rain water, snow, cloud water, cloud ice, and graupel. These data were simulated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) for the period of the GPM Ground Validation Mid-­latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) field campaign. The...
11/07/2018 - 13:32
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) Dust Aerosol Optical Thickness Imagery dataset. This dataset consists of browse only imagery showing dust aerosol optical thickness and wind speed/direction from the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, version 5 (GEOS-5). These data are used to see how the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) affects hurricane development during the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) field campaign. Goals for the HS3 field campaign included assessing the relative roles...
10/31/2018 - 08:52
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the AMSU/MSU Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V6 datasets. These datasets consist of temperature anomalies and annual cycle temperatures derived from the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) and the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) radiance data since January 1978. All products are derived for four bulk layers of the atmosphere: the lower stratosphere, tropopause, mid-troposphere, and lower troposphere. The datasets begin on January 1, 1978, and are still currently ongoing. The data are available in netCDF-4 and ASCII formats. In addition, the AMSU/MSU Day/Month Temperature Anomalies and Annual Cycle V5 datasets have been retired. Please now refer to the V6 datasets for the most up-to-date and...
10/09/2018 - 11:15
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Tropical Overshooting Tops dataset. This dataset contains browse only data showing tropical overshooting tops derived from METEOSAT and GOES satellites for 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...
09/27/2018 - 11:06

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published a new Micro Article about the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) field campaign. A micro article is a short, interesting document that brings together data and key science concepts. The OLYMPEX was a Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) ground validation field campaign that  consisted of a wide variety of ground instrumentation, radars, and multiple aircrafts all which monitored the weather conditions and rainfall dropped by oceanic storm systems as they approached and traversed the Peninsula and the Olympic Mountains. The intensive observing period took...

09/24/2018 - 10:12
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Cloud Top Height. This dataset contains could top height images obtained from infrared observations of the 15th Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-15) and the 10th Meteorological Satellite (METEOSAT-10) using the Algorithm Working Group (AWG) Cloud Height Algorithm (ACHA) for 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...
09/10/2018 - 15:35
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) dataset. This dataset was created for the TCI field campaign from August 30, 2015 through October 23, 2015. The goal of the TCI field campaign was to improve the prediction of tropical cyclone (TC) intensity and structure change. The specific focus was to have an improved understanding of TC upper-level outflow layer processes and dynamics. These Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) data were obtained from the instrument onboard the NASA WB-57 aircraft flow...
09/04/2018 - 12:55
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC now has the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on TRMM Science Data and the LIS on TRMM Backgrounds datasets available in netCDF/CF format, as well as the historical HDF-4 format.  TRMM LIS was used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning occurring in the Earth’s tropical and subtropical regions. The LIS Science Data consist of lightning and lightning density measurements and are used for severe storm detection and analysis, as well as for lightning-atmosphere interaction studies. The LIS instrument makes measurements during both day...
09/04/2018 - 10:05
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Near-Real Time Rain Rates IFloodS dataset. This data product was created for the GPM Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field campaign from April 23, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The IFloodS field campaign was a ground measurement campaign that took place in eastern Iowa. The goals of the 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. This NRL real time rain rates data product was produced using the Probability Matching Method with rain gauge, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F15 Special Sensor...
08/29/2018 - 14:31
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...

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