A Comparison of NEXRAD Rainfall Estimates with Recorded AmountsEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00496
Abstract: A Comparison of NEXRAD Rainfall Estimates with Recorded Amounts is a technical report available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This study compares NEXRAD-estimated storm-total precipitation with rain-gauge measured total precipitation for five events: a. Missouri-Kansas in April 1994, Kansas City NEXRAD site. b. Southeast Texas in October 1994, Houston NEXRAD site. c. Florida in ... November 1994 (Hurricane Gordon), Melbourne NEXRAD site. d. Louisiana-Mississippi-Alabama in May 1995, Mobile and Slidell NEXRAD sites. e. South Carolina-North Carolina-Georgia in August 1995 (Tropical Storm Jerry), Columbia NEXRAD site. The hourly and daily precipitation data from NCDC were used to determine actual precipitation (ground truth) during the period in which the storm total precipitation estimates were determined by the NEXRAD Level III data. These hourly and daily precipitation amounts are taken from the National Weather Service and cooperative network of weather stations. Across the country, over 8000 of these cooperative stations generally record daily precipitation and maximum/minimum temperature data, with approximately 2500 sites reporting hourly precipitation amounts.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: technical report
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: A Comparison of NEXRAD Rainfall Estimates with Recorded Amounts
Dataset Release Date: 1996-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: documentOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1983-01-01Stop Date: 1991-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEGREE DAYS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND
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GGD009 Thora Ellen Thorhallsdottir Thorhallsdottir, T.E. 1996. Seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground in the central highland of Iceland. Arctic and Alpine Research, 28(2), p. 237-243.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-29