This IFloodS NPOL Version-1 dataset was active from 31 March 2014 to 1 May 2015, and has now been retired.
The new version is now available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/IFLOODS/NPOL/DATA102.


The GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar IFloodS data set was collected from April 30, 2013 to June 16, 2013 near Traer, Iowa as a part of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) campaign. 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 IFloodS field campaign. The GPM Ground Validation NASA S-Band Dual Polarimetric (NPOL) Doppler Radar IFloodS data is available in Universal [Radar] Format (UF).

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

Wolff, David , David A Marks and Walter A Petersen. 2015. GPM GROUND VALIDATION NASA S-BAND DUAL POLARIMETRIC (NPOL) DOPPLER RADAR IFLOODS [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/IFLOODS/NPOL/DATA101

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General Characteristics

Retirement Date: 2015-05-01
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
Collections: GPM-GV IFloodS Products, Radar Products
Projects: IFLOODS
Platforms: GROUND STATIONS
Instruments: NPOL
Parameters: DOPPLER VELOCITY, HYDROMETEORS, PRECIPITATION RATE, RADAR REFLECTIVITY
Processing level: 1B
Format: UF (RADAR)

Coverage

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Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: IOWA
Spatial resolution: 125m - 300m
North boundary: 43.17°
West boundary: -93.85°
East boundary: -91.23°
South boundary: 41.33°
Temporal resolution: DAILY TAR FILES
Start date: 2013-04-30
Stop date: 2013-06-16

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/gpmgv/ifloods/gpmnpolifld/gpmnpolifld_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
Homepage: http://gpm.nsstc.nasa.gov/ifloods
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
Related URLs: http://trmm-fc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Field_Campaigns/IFloodS/
Additional URLs related to this dataset
Related URLs: http://pmm.nasa.gov/node/340
Additional URLs related to this dataset
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GPMGV/IFLOODS/NPOL/DATA101
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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