Version 1 was active from 30 March 2012 to 24 July 2016.
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Sixteen tipping bucket rain gauge pairs were deployed alongside each Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Cloud Experiment (MC3E) in northern Oklahoma. Along with the disdrometers, these rain gauges provided an additional means for directly measuring rainfall during the MC3E campaign. Two different models of these rain gauges, which are manufactured by MetOne Instruments, Inc., were used during MC3E. The Model 380 gauges have a 30.5 cm diameter catchment funnel and a resolution of 0.2 mm of liquid water for each tip. The Model 370 gauges have a 20.3 cm diameter catchment funnel and a resolution of 0.01 inches of liquid water for each tip. The 0.2 mm resolution rain gauges were sited alongside APU01,02,10-16, whereas the 0.01 inches resolution rain gauges were sited alongside APU03-08. The data for each rain gauge was collected at 1-minute intervals. Data was collected from 22 April 2011 through 06 June 2011.

Please include the following citation in your publications:

Petersen, Walter A, Ali Tokay and David B Wolff. 2012. GPM Ground Validation Met One Rain Gauge Pairs MC3E Version 1 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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General Characteristics

Publication date: 2012-03-30
Version: 1
Collections: GPM-GV MC3E Products
Projects: MC3E
Instruments: RAIN GAUGES
Processing level: 2
Format: TAR/TGZ


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Location: OKLAHOMA
Spatial resolution: 30.5 cm
North boundary: 36.7°
West boundary: -97.6°
East boundary: -97.4°
South boundary: 36.5°
Temporal resolution: 60 SECONDS
Start date: 2011-04-22
Stop date: 2011-06-06


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