Light Precipitation Evaluation Experiment (LPVEx)

LPVEx logoThe Light Precipitation Evaluation Experiment (LPVEx) took place in the Gulf of Finland during September and October, 2010. Microphysical properties, associated remote sensing observations, and coordinated model simulations of high latitude precipitation systems to drive the evaluation and development of precipitation algorithms for current and future satellite platforms were collected. LPVEx consisted of coordinated aircraft flights within an extensive network of ground-based observations that included three dual-polarization, C-band, Doppler radars, a network of surface weather and sounding stations, several micro-rain radars, and surface rainfall and drop size distribution (DSD) measurements from a large number of rain gauges and disdrometers. LPVEx was a collaborative effort between CloudSat, the GPM Ground Validation (GV) program, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Environment Canada (EC), the United Kingdom National Environmental Research Council, Vaisala Inc., and the University of Helsinki (UH).

The GHRC is the archive and distribution center for data collected during the LPVEx experiment.


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