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SBU Ceilometers IMPACTS V1

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The SBU Ceilometers IMPACTS dataset includes ceilometer cloud height measurements collected by the Vaisala CL51, Vaisala CT25K, and Lufft Ceilometer CHM 15k ceilometers operated by the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook University. These data were collected during the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field campaign, a three-year sequence of winter season deployments conducted to study snowstorms over the U.S. Atlantic coast. 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 ceilometer dataset files are available from January 1 through February 27, 2020 in netCDF-3 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 C1995869065-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2022-03-23
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-01-31
Category IMPACTS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Kollias, Pavlos and Mariko Oue.2022. SBU Ceilometers 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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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2020-01-01T00:00:00Z/2020-02-27T23:59:47Z

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