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NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0300

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Ferraro, R. and D. Wolff.
Publication Date: 20080710
Title: NEXRAD Rainfall Data: Eureka, California
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0300.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19951207
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -124.292°
East Bounding Coordinate: -124.292°
North Bounding Coordinate: 40.498°
South Bounding Coordinate: 40.498°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Doppler Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Spectral/Engineering Radar Radar Reflectivity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: NEXRAD NEXt Generation Weather RADar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: NEXRAD NEXt Generation RADar

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AMSR-E
Theme Keyword: Convective Rainfall
Theme Keyword: Radar
Theme Keyword: Rain
Theme Keyword: Rain Rate
Theme Keyword: Rain Type
Theme Keyword: Stratiform Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Stratiform Rainfall
Theme Keyword: Surface Rainfall

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Ralph Ferraro
Contact Organization: NOAA/NESDIS

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Silver Springs
State or Province: MD
Postal Code: Unknown
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0300

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130729

Metadata Review Date:

20130729

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata