This GCPEx NASA MRR Version-1 dataset was active to 13 May 2015, and has now been retired.
The new version is now available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/GCPEX/MRR/DATA204.


The GPM Ground Validation NASA Micro Rain Radar (MRR) is a vertically pointing Doppler radar which provides measurements of vertical velocity, drop size distribution, rainfall rate, attenuation, liquid water content, and reflectivity factor obtained during the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx), which took place in Canada during Winter 2011-2012. The MRR is a frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) vertically pointing Doppler radar, which operates at 24.24GHz, and it is the second generation of the instrument manufactured by METEK (http://www.metek.de/product-details/mrr-2.html). NASA MRR data was collected from late October 2011 through March 2013.

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

Petersen, Walter A, Claire Pettersen, Mark Kulie, Patrick N Gatlin and Matthew T. Wingo. 2015. GPM GROUND VALIDATION NASA 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/DATA201

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

General Characteristics

Retirement Date: 2015-05-13
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

[coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: CANADA
Spatial resolution: 35 m vertical
North boundary: 44.69°
West boundary: -79.93°
East boundary: -79.64°
South boundary: 44.17°
Temporal resolution: DAILY
Start date: 2011-10-24
Stop date: 2012-03-13

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/gcpex/gpmmrrnagcpex/gpmmrrnagcpex_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: ftp://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/gpmgv/gcpex/gpmmrrnagcpex/DataFormat_mrr_gcpex.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/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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