Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The GPM Ground Validation Composite Satellite Overpasses MC3E dataset provides satellite overpasses from the AQUA satellite during the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E), which took place in central Oklahoma April 22 - June 5, 2011. The radiometric data was matched up with other datasets necessary to carry out land surface emissivity studies. These other datasets include the NEXRAD National Mosaic and Multi-Sensor QPE (NMQ) radar mosaic for knowledge of rain structure and intensity at the time of the overpass, as well as the previous accumulated precipitation prior to the satellite overpass time, the NOAA Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) snow mapping system (to identify surface snow or ice cover), and the NASA/GMAO Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research (MERRA) land and atmospheric reanalysis (for background land and atmospheric state needed for microwave radiative transfer calculations). The AQUA satellite overpasses included in this dataset passed within 700-km of the central field site.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
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Data First Published 2013-08-13T13:07:40.000Z
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