Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) IFloodS dataset was collected during the GPM Ground Validation Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field experiment during April through June 2013 in northeastern Iowa. The goals of the campaign were to collect detailed measurements of precipitation at the Earth's surface using ground instruments and advanced weather radars and, simultaneously, collect data from satellites passing overhead. The ground instruments characterized precipitation -- the size and shape of raindrops, the physics of ice and liquid particles throughout the cloud and below as it falls, temperature, air moisture, and distribution of different size droplets -- to improve rainfall estimates from the satellites, and in particular the algorithms that interpret raw data for the upcoming GPM mission's Core Observatory satellite, which launches in 2014. The daily tar files contain ASCII data with information for raindrop size distibution and hydrometeors.

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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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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
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Data First Published 2014-07-08T16:09:58.000Z
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2017-09-29T11:00:15.000Z
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