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Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The GPM Ground Validation Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD) NSSTC dataset was collected by the Two-Dimensional Video Disdrometer (2DVD), which uses two high speed line scan cameras which provide continuous measurements of size distribution, shape and fall velocities of all precipitation particles and types. This 2DVD is the third generation 2D video disdrometer designed by Joanneum Research of Graz, Austria. This dataset provides rainfall data for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Ground Validation Experiment collected at the National Space Science Technology Center (NSSTC) in Hunstville, AL. There may be occasional gaps in the data when the instrument is not resident at the NSSTC and is sent to participate in field campaigns.

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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

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1979124928-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2010-10-05
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-05-09
Category GPMGV, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID
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Catalog Describedby
Citation Petersen, Walter A, Ali Tokay, Patrick N Gatlin and Matthew T. Wingo.2010. GPM GROUND VALIDATION TWO-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISDROMETER (2DVD) NSSTC 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 2009-11-20T20:05:25Z/2011-10-13T22:00:22Z

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