Version 1 was active from 15 November 2012 to 23 May 2016.
Latest version is available as of 24 May 2016.


The University of North Dakota (UND) Cessna Citation aircraft, an in-situ platform for the GCPEX campaign, carried a suite of instruments for measurements of cloud microphysics, state of the atmosphere parameters, aerosols, three-dimensional winds and turbulence. The data are stored as a separate file for each flight, with a primary (*.gcpex) file containing both direct and derived parameters. Raw data files for each cloud instrument are also archived for investigators who wish to use their own processing software. Citation flight navigation data is also included in this dataset.

Please include the following citation in your publications:

Delene, David and Michael R Poellot. 2012. GPM Ground Validation UND Citation Cloud Microphysics GCPEX Version 1 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MULTIPLE/DATA202

For more information on GHRC DAAC citations, see these Instructions for citing GHRC data.

General Characteristics

Publication date: 2012-11-15
Version: 1
Collections: GPM-GV GCPEx Products
Projects: GCPEX
Platforms: UND CITATION II
Instruments: CDP, CPC, CPI PROBE, HVPS, INS, KING PROBE, LASER HYGROMETERS, NEVZOROV PROBE, PMS 2D-C PROBE, ROSEMOUNT ICING DETECTOR
Terms: AEROSOLS, ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR, CLOUDS, PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS
Processing level: 2
Format: ASCII, BIN

Coverage

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Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: ONTARIO, CANADA
North boundary: 46.5°
West boundary: -81°
East boundary: -78°
South boundary: 43.5°
Temporal resolution: DAILY PER FLIGHT
Start date: 2012-01-19
Stop date: 2012-02-24

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/gcpex/gpmcmgcpex/gpmcmgcpex_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/gcpex/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/doc/UNDCitationDataSummary.pdf
University of North Dakota Cessna Citation GCPEx Data Set
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/gcpex/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/doc/GCPEX_Citation_Data_Quality.pdf
GCPEx Citation Data Edit Overview
PI Documentation: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/gpm_validation/gcpex/cloud_microphysics_Citation/UND_cloud_microphysics/doc/GCPEX_UND_Citation_Mission_Summary.pdf
GCPEX Citation Mission Summary
Homepage: http://gpm.nsstc.nasa.gov/gcpex
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
DOI for V1: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MULTIPLE/DATA202
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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