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Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The GPM Ground Validation KINX NEXRAD MC3E dataset was collected from April 22, 2011 to June 6, 2011 for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E) which took place in central Oklahoma. The overarching goal of MC3E was to provide the most complete characterization of convective cloud systems, precipitation, and the environment that has ever been obtained, providing constraints for model cumulus parameterizations and space-based rainfall retrieval algorithms over land that had never before been available. The Next Generation Weather Radar system (NEXRAD) is comprised of 160 Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) sites throughout the United States and select overseas locations. The GPM Ground Validation NEXRAD MC3E data files are available as compressed binary files.

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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 December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1979615259-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2014-10-03
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-05-10
Category MC3E, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation National Weather Service .2014. GPM GROUND VALIDATION KINX NEXRAD MC3E indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2011-04-22T00:01:18Z/2011-06-06T23:53:35Z

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