Metadata Updated: February 28, 2019

The GRIP Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) V1 dataset contains measurements of brightness temperature taken at 4, 5, 6 and 6.6 GHz, as well as MERRA 2 m wind speed data and JPL MUR Sea Surface Temperature data. The data is provided in netCDF format. The data were collected during the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment from September 1, 2010 through September 16, 2010 for storms EARL and KARL. Rain rate and wind speed files may be obtained from the V0 HIRAD dataset. The major goal was to better understandhow tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. NASA used the DC-8 aircraft, the WB-57 aircraft and the Global Hawk Unmanned AirborneSystem (UAS), configuredwith a suite of in situ and remote sensing instruments that were used to observe and characterize the lifecycle of hurricanes.HIRAD is a hurricane imaging, single-polarization passive C-band radiometer with both cross-track and along-track resolution that measures strong ocean surface winds through heavy rain from an aircraft or space-based platform. Its swath width is approximately 60 degrees in either direction.

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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 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 28, 2019

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 28, 2019
Unique Identifier C1215093010-GHRC
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/MSFC/GHRC. Cecil, Daniel J and Sayak Biswas K..2015. GRIP HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER (HIRAD) V1 indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Data First Published 2015-12-08
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Data Last Modified 2018-11-13
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Temporal 2010-09-01T22:10:09Z/2010-09-16T23:18:00Z
Category GRIP (HURRICANE), geospatial

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