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NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0300

Summary

Next-Generation Radar (NEXRAD) Weather Surveillance Radar 1988 (WSR-88D) measurements were used to support AMSR-E rainfall validation efforts in Eureka, California, USA. WSR-88D radar has a measurement range radius of 150-200 km. It measures instantaneous rain rate, stratiform/convective rain type, in addition to radar reflectivity, with a 2 km resolution for most products. Level 2 and level 3 products are available from NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 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: 40.498°     S: 40.498°     E: -124.292°     W: -124.292°     Min Altitude: 0 meters     Max Altitude: 732.129 meters    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Ferraro, R. and D. Wolff.
Dataset Title: NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California
Dataset Release Date: 2008-07-10
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-0300.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1995-12-07

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 03:00:00

Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 00:06:00

Latitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 2 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: 01:00:00

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
  • Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • Convective Rainfall
  • Radar
  • Rain
  • Rain Rate
  • Rain Type
  • Stratiform Precipitation
  • Stratiform Rainfall
  • Surface Rainfall

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Instrument

  • NEXRAD NEXt Generation RADar

Project

  • NEXRAD NEXt Generation Weather RADar

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC

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

Personnel

Ralph Ferraro
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:

  • NOAA/NESDIS

City: Silver Springs
Province or State: MD
Country: USA

David Wolff
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
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
Description of NEXRAD products from NCDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Information on radar data fron NCDC

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NOAA/NCDC NEXRAD site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NSIDC AVDM Rainfall Data

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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