This GCPEx EC MRR Version-1 dataset was active to 1 May 2015, and has now been retired.
The new version is now available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/DATA203.


Environment Canada (EC) collected data from the Micro Rain Radar (MRR) during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) in Ontario, Canada during the winter season 2012. Operating at 24 GHz the MRR, a vertically pointing Doppler radar, retrieved quantitative rain rates, drop size distributions, radar reflectivity, fall velocities on vertical profiles up to several kilometers above the unit. The MRR used during GCPEX is the second generation of the instrument manufactured by METEK.

Please include the following citation in the reference section of your publication:

Hudak, David , Mark Kulie and Claire Pettersen. 2015. GPM GROUND VALIDATION ENVIRONMENT CANADA (EC) MICRO RAIN RADAR (MRR) GCPEX [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/DATA202

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General Characteristics

Retirement Date: 2015-05-01
Collections: GPM-GV GCPEx Products, Radar Products
Projects: GCPEX
Platforms: GROUND STATIONS
Instruments: MRR
Parameters: DOPPLER VELOCITY, HYDROMETEORS, PRECIPITATION RATE, RADAR BACKSCATTER, RETURN POWER
Processing level: 2
Format: ASCII
   

Coverage

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Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: ONTARIO, CANADA
Spatial resolution: n/a
North boundary: 46.5°
West boundary: -81°
East boundary: -78°
South boundary: 43.5°
Temporal resolution: DAILY
Start date: 2012-01-01
Stop date: 2012-03-14

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/gcpex/gpmmrrecgcpex/gpmmrrecgcpex_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/gpmgv/gcpex/gpmmrrecgcpex/Metec_MRR_UserManual.pdf
This is the URL for Principal Investigator documentation that is currently online for download.
Homepage: http://gpm.nsstc.nasa.gov/gcpex
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/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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