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Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0210

Summary

This data set includes rainfall data from 25 sites in Iowa, centered on the Iowa City Municipal Airport. The collection sites form an approximately regular grid with spacing of 5 km. At each site there are two tipping bucket rain gauges. Data were collected between June 2002 and November 2003. The network is a collaborative effort between NASA, NOAA, the University of Maryland, and the University of Iowa. The experiment was designed to validate the AMSR-E rainfall measurements.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to rainfall experiments are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E precipitation data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 41.75°     S: 41.5°     E: -91.5°     W: -91.75°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Krajewski, W. F.
Dataset Title: Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0210.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-06-18
Stop Date: 2003-11-13

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Ground Stations
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Accumulation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation Rate
  • Rainfall Amount
  • Rain Gauge
  • Surface Rainfall

Platform

  • ARWS Automatic Remote Weather Station

Instrument

  • ORG Optical Rain Gauge

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 78.72 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Witold F. Krajewski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 319 335-5231
Email: witold-krajewski@uiowa.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Iowa
  • IIHR- Hydroscience and Engineering
  • 300 South Riverside Dr.

City: Iowa City
Province or State: Iowa
Postal Code: 52242-1585
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Data at NSIDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
AMSR-E Validation Portal

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
IIHR- Hydroscience and Engineering

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Reference

Ciach, G. J. 2003 (in press). Local Random Errors in Tipping-bucket Rain Gauge Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric Ocean Technology

Krajewski, W. F., G. J. Ciach and E. Habib. 2003 (in press). An Analysis of Small-scale Rainfall Variability in Different Climatological Regimes. Hydrologic Science Journal.

Habib, E., W. F. Krajewski, and A. Kruger. 2001. Sampling Errors of Fine Resolution Tipping-bucket Rain Gauge Measurements. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 6(2):159-166.

Habib, E., W. F. Krajewski, V. Nespor, and A. Kruger. 1999. Numerical Simulation Studies of Raingage Data Correction Due to Wind Effect. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres Research, 104(D16): 19,723-19,734.

Krajewski, W. F., Kruger, A., and V. Nespor. 1998. Experimental and Numerical Studies of Small-scale Rainfall Measurements and Variability. Water Science and Technology, 37(11), 131-138.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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