[Help for this page] GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar MC3E

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/

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/MC3E/NPOL/DATA101
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General Characteristics
Publication date: 2012-03-30
Version: 1
Collections: GPM-GV MC3E Products, Radar Products
Projects: MC3E
Instruments: NPOL
Processing level: 1B
Format: TGZ
Location: CENTRAL OKLAHOMA [coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
Spatial resolution: 125m-300m
North boundary: 38°
West boundary: -99°
East boundary: -95.5°
South boundary: 35°
Temporal resolution: DAILY TAR
Start date: 2011-04-11
Stop date: 2011-06-03
Data Access: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/data/
Files may be downloaded directly to your workstation from this link
Browse: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/browse/
Browse images illustrate the nature and coverage of the data
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/mc3e/gpmnpolmc3e/gpmnpolmc3e_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/doc/README_HID_mc3e_npol.txt
The CSU Hydrometeor Identification Algorithm (HID) README
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/doc/MC3E_NPOL_Data_Contents.pdf
NASA Polarimetric Radar (NPOL) Data from MC3E
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/doc/NPOL_MC3E_Images.pdf
NPOL Imagery from MC3E
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/doc/NPOL_MC3E_scanning_FINAL_0.pdf
MC3E NPOL Scanning
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/mc3e/NPOL/doc/NPOL_MC3E_log.doc
Homepage: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/field-campaigns/mc3e
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Related URLs: http://pmm.nasa.gov/GPM
GPM Mission Concept
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/MC3E/NPOL/DATA101
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