GHRC News & Features

03/16/2016 - 14:57

GCPEX logoGHRC DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Mission Reports GCPEx dataset. This dataset consists of various reports filed by the scientists during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) campaign, which took place from January 15 - February 29, 2012 in Ontario, Canada. Report categories include the Mission Scientist, Mission Manager, and Instrument Scientist reports, Weather Forecasts and Plans of Day. Many reports have additional information attached. DOI: 10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/REPORTS/DATA101

02/25/2016 - 22:24

GHRC DAAC published the GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) HyMeX dataset from the HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment (HyMeX) which took place in Italy and France from September 30 to November 12, 2012. The 2DVD dataset provides data on raindrop size and precipitation drop size distribution and rain events. The data are in ASCII format. DOI:

02/25/2016 - 09:19

 NASAGHRC DAAC published the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) Flight Reports dataset. The HS3 Flight Reports dataset provides information about flights flown by the WB-57 and Global Hawk aircrafts during the Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) campaign from 2012 to 2014. The HS3 Flight Reports include flight number, flight time (beginning and end), location of the flight (flight segments), flight purpose, and comments regarding the flight and mission. In addition, some reports include corresponding satellite imagery, maps of flight tracks...

02/10/2016 - 12:59

The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC has published two additional datasets from the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission.

  • The HS3 Global Hawk Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) Dropsonde System dataset provides data from the AVAPS dropsondes built by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and used as the dropsonde system for the Global Hawk aircraft during the HS3 campaign. AVAPS dropsondes provide in-situ, high-vertical resolution measurements of atmospheric variables including pressure, temperature,...
02/04/2016 - 11:16

The AMSR-E Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) at the GHRC DAAC completed full mission reprocessing of the AMSR-E Level-2 Rain data, browse, and GIBS imagery on January 22, 2016. The new version 3 dataset is available to users from the NSIDC DAAC.

12/17/2015 - 10:32

On December 15, the AMSR-E SIPS at GHRC DAAC announced the availability of three near real-time AMSR2 Daily Sea Ice data sets via NASA’s Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). These data sets are generated incrementally in near real-time, as data are acquired from the AMSR2 instrument on the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) GCOM-W1 satellite. LANCE AMSR2 GIBS Sea Ice imagery will be available in Worldview very soon.

You can access the data at GHRC's LANCE AMSR2...

12/15/2015 - 10:13

GHRCDAAC published the GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) V1 dataset. This dataset contains brightness temperatures at 5 GHz and is an update to the earlier Version 0 GRIP HIRAD dataset. The data were collected during the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment in 2010 for Hurricanes EARL and KARL. HIRAD is a hurricane imaging, single-pol passive C-band radiometer with both cross-track and along-track resolution that measures strong ocean surface winds through heavy rain from an aircraft or space-based platform. Its swath width is approximately 60 degrees in either direction.

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12/02/2015 - 14:11

The Olympics Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX), the last of the planned Ground Validation field experiments for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, began in mid-November and will continue through February 2016.  The Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) developed and is maintaining the OLYMPEX portal, a collaboration site that enables science teams to upload a variety of planning materials, including daily forecast presentations, plan of the day reports, mission scientist and instrument reports. Flight reports from the NASA Ames Mission Tool Suite (MTS) are being...

11/18/2015 - 10:50

GCPEX logoGlobal Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) published the GPM Ground Validation Aerosol and Water Vapor Lidar Quicklooks GCPEx dataset in the Global Precipitation Monitoring (GPM) mission Ground Validation collection for the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx). This dataset contains imagery generated from the GCPEx campaign during January - March 2012 in Canada.  Imagery includes plots of daily aerosol lidar backscatter ratio, and vertically resolved profile of water vapor mixing...

11/11/2015 - 14:27

IPHEX logoThe Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) published two datasets from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission ground validation (GV) Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx): Cloud Radar System (CRS) and Total Sky Imager. The IPHEx experiment was conducted in North Carolina during the months April-June 2014. The Cloud Radar System dataset provides high-resolution profiles of reflectivity and Doppler velocity at aircraft nadir along the...

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