Entry_ID: NSIDC-0210
Entry_Title: Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Witold
   Middle_Name: F.
   Last_Name: Krajewski
   Email: witold-krajewski@uiowa.edu
   Phone: 1 319 335-5231 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Iowa
      Address: IIHR- Hydroscience and Engineering
      Address: 300 South Riverside Dr.
      City: Iowa City
      Province_or_State: Iowa
      Postal_Code: 52242-1585
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Rain
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Keyword: AMSR-E
Keyword: Ground Stations
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Precipitation Accumulation
Keyword: Precipitation Amount
Keyword: Precipitation Rate
Keyword: Rainfall Amount
Keyword: Rain Gauge
Keyword: Surface Rainfall
Sensor_Name: ORG > Optical Rain Gauge
Source_Name: ARWS > Automatic Remote Weather Station
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 2002-06-18
   Stop_Date: 2003-11-13
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.5
   Northernmost_Latitude: 41.75
   Westernmost_Longitude: -91.75
   Easternmost_Longitude: -91.5
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 78.72 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr/
   Description: AMSR-E Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/amsr_validation/
   Description: AMSR-E Validation Portal
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/projects/airport/
   Description: IIHR- Hydroscience and Engineering
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0185.html
   Description: SMEX Soil Moisture and Temperature Profiles, Walnut Creek, Iowa
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-02-20
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-07-29
DIF_Revision_History:  added creator & updated publisher