|The NASA NPOL radar, developed by a research team from Wallops Flight Facility, is a fully transportable and self-contained S-band (10 cm), scanning dual-polarimetric, doppler research radar that collected and operated nearly continuously during the MC3E field campaign. NPOL scanned in high resolution RHI mode (every 40 sec) and provided measurements of precipitation in liquid, mixed and ice phase. The scanning strategy emphasized vertical structure sampling via RHI and narrow sector-volume data collections. Additional files were processed from the UF files using the Colorado State University (CSU) Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm (HID) providing classification of hydrometeors (e.g. rain, drizzle, hail, ice crystals, wet or dry snow, graupel density). Data was collected from 11 April 2011 through 03 June 2011.|
|Please include the following citation in your publications:|
Gerlach, John, John Gerlach, Walter A Petersen and Walter A Petersen. 2012. GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar 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/NPOL/
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|Collections:||GPM-GV MC3E Products, Radar Products|
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Files may be downloaded directly to your workstation from this link
Browse images illustrate the nature and coverage of the data
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
The CSU Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm (HID) README
NASA Polarimetric Radar (NPOL) Data from MC3E
NPOL Imagery from MC3E
MC3E NPOL Scanning
NPOL MC3E log
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
GPM Mission Concept
Digital Object Identifier
Instructions for citing GHRC data.