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The University of North Dakota (UND) Cessna Citation aircraft, an in-situ platform for the MC3E campaign, carried a suite of instruments for measurements of cloud microphysics, state of the atmosphere parameters, aerosols, three-dimensional winds and turbulence. The Citation flew 15 data missions, which totaled 42.6 flight hours. The data are stored as a separate file for each flight, with a primary (*.mc3e) file containing both direct and derived parameters. Raw data files for each cloud instrument are also archived to allow investigators who wish to use their own processing software. Particle size spectra for the imaging probes were processed by NCAR and are archived and distributed as a separate dataset (Particle probes).
The UND Citation Cloud Microphysics MC3E data were updated on 14 October, 2014. It is recommended that users who obtained data prior to October 2014 update the data to the latest version. More information can be found at http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/mc3e/gpmcmmc3e/Update_notice_2014-10-15.txt
Please include the following citation in your publications:
Delene, David and Michael R Poellot. 2012. GPM Ground Validation UND Citation Cloud Microphysics MC3E [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/MC3E/MULTIPLE/DATA201
Click here for the citation in RIS format.

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General Characteristics
Publication date: 2012-10-16
Version: 1
Collections: GPM-GV MC3E Products
Projects: MC3E
Platforms: UND CITATION II
Instruments: CDP, CPI PROBE, HVPS, INS, KING PROBE, LASER HYGROMETERS, PARTICLE SPECTROMETER, PMS 2D-C PROBE, ROSEMOUNT ICING DETECTOR, UHSAS
Terms: AEROSOLS, ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR, CLOUDS, PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS
Processing level: 2
Format: ASCII;BIN
Coverage
Location: OKLAHOMA [coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
North boundary: 43°
West boundary: -121°
East boundary: -91°
South boundary: 28°
Temporal resolution: DAILY FLIGHT
Start date: 2011-04-20
Stop date: 2011-06-02
Links
Data Access: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/data/
Files may be downloaded directly to your workstation from this link
Browse: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/browse/
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Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/mc3e/gpmcmmc3e/gpmcmmc3e_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/mc3e/gpmcmmc3e/Citation_MC3E_Data_Quality_2014-09_v2.pdf
Citation MC3E Data Quality; submitted on September 9, 2014
Homepage: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/field-campaigns/mc3e
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/MC3E/MULTIPLE/DATA201
Digital Object Identifier
Citing data: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
Instructions for citing GHRC data.

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