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Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) IMPACTS V2

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) IMPACTS dataset consists of electrical field measurements of lightning and navigation data collected by the Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) flown onboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft during the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field campaign. IMPACTS was a three-year sequence of winter season deployments conducted to study snowstorms over the U.S. Atlantic coast (2020-2022). IMPACTS aimed to (1) Provide observations critical to understanding the mechanisms of snowband formation, organization, and evolution; (2) Examine how the microphysical characteristics and likely growth mechanisms of snow particles vary across snowbands; and (3) Improve snowfall remote sensing interpretation and modeling to significantly advance prediction capabilities. The V2 LIP IMPACTS data have been further filtered to remove field mill offsets that were identified in the prior V1 data. These data are available from January 15 through February 28, 2022 in ASCII format.

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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

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C2008982738-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2022-03-23
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category IMPACTS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Mach, Douglas M., Monte Bateman and Christopher Schultz.2022. Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) IMPACTS indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d1ebcc3fe711ae9d00f1021b67edf20356b618443ade6e8006d01a97f70b2b2e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2020-01-15T17:09:43Z/2022-02-28T20:09:32Z

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