GHRC News & Features

06/05/2019 - 11:05
The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Micro Rain Radar (MRR) LPVEx dataset. This dataset was collected during the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx) field campaign. The LPVEx field campaign took place around the Gulf of Finland in September and October of 2010. The goal of the campaign was to provide additional high altitude, light rainfall measurements for the improvement of GPM satellite precipitation algorithms. The MRR is a Biral/Metek 24 GHz (K-band) vertically oriented Frequency Modulated...
05/14/2019 - 13:12
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) ER-2 aircraft flight navigation data set. This data set consists of multiple altitude, pressure, temperature parameters, airspeed, and ground speed measurements collected by the NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft for flights that occurred during the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) field campaign. The GOES-R PLT airborne science field campaign took place between March 21 and May 17, 2017 in support of the post-launch product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). ER-2...
05/14/2019 - 10:17
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission ground validation Light Precipitation Validation Experiment (LPVEx) radiosonde data set. The Vaisala radiosondes were used to produce vertical profiles of atmospheric temperature, pressure, humidity, and winds. The radiosondes were launched from two locations: Kumpula and Vantaa, Finland.  The LPVEx field campaign took place around the Gulf of Finland in September and October, 2010. However, the Vantaa launch site record extends through January 2011. The campaign was to provide additional...
05/13/2019 - 16:26
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) Cloud Radar System (CRS) dataset. The CRS provides high-resolution profiles of reflectivity and Doppler velocity at aircraft nadir along the flight track. The CRS was flown aboard a NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft during the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) field campaign. The campaign took place from March to May 2017 in support of post-launch L1b and L2+ product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). Data files in netCDF-3 format are available for...
05/02/2019 - 09:25
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS) data set. This data set consists of emitted thermal radiances measured by the S-HIS instrument flown aboard a NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft during the GOES-R PLT field campaign.  The campaign took place from March to May 2017 in support of post-launch L1b and L2+ product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). Data files in netCDF-3 format are available for March 21, 2017 through May 17, 2017.
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04/11/2019 - 14:09

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) version 2 dataset.  These data were collected during the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Ground Validation (GV) campaign at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. This dataset consists of the size, equivalent diameter, fall speed, oblateness, cross-sectional area of raindrops, particle concentration, total number of drops, total drop concentration, liquid water content, rain rate, reflectivity, and rain event characteristics. The data are in...

04/05/2019 - 14:58
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) Fly’s Eye GLM Simulator (FEGS) dataset. This dataset consists of lightning flash, lightning pulse, and radiance data collected by the FEGS flown aboard a NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft during the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) airborne science field campaign. The GOES-R PLT airborne science field campaign took place between March 21 and May 17, 2017 in support of the post-launch product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). The FEGS instrument was...
03/11/2019 - 13:37
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Validation Network (VN) dataset. This dataset contains reflectivity, hydrometeor identification, rain rate, correlation coefficient, and quality control variables and estimates. This data product was created using the Validation Network (VN), which performs a direct match-up of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM)’s space-based Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) and Microwave Imager (GMI) data with ground radar data from NOAA Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) radars. These data are available from...
03/06/2019 - 14:09
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published seven GOES-R PLT Lightning Mapping Arracy (LMA) datasets. These datasets consist of total lightning data measured from multiple LMA systems, including Colorado (COLMA), Washington DC (DCLMA), NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSCLMA), North Alabama (NALMA), Oklahoma (OKLMA), Southern Ontario (SOLMA), and West Texas (WTXLMA), during the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) airborne science field campaign. The GOES-R PLT airborne science field campaign took place in support of the post-launch product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary...
02/01/2019 - 09:44
The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Met One Rain Gauge Pairs Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) dataset. This dataset contains rain rate data from 4 rain gauge networks located in Virginia and Maryland near the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF): Nassawadox, Pocomoke, HalfDeg and Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Assorted Gauges. These data were collected in support of the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Ground Validation (GV) campaign. The Met One Rain Gauge Pairs are tipping bucket precipitation gauges which collect precipitation amounts and calculate rain rates. The...

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