Double Rain Gauge Network, IowaEntry ID: NSIDC-0210
Abstract: This data set includes rainfall data from 25 sites in Iowa, centered on the Iowa City Municipal Airport. The collection sites form an approximately regular grid with spacing of 5 km. At each site there are two tipping bucket rain gauges. Data were collected between June 2002 and November 2003. The network is a collaborative effort between NASA, NOAA, the University of Maryland, and the University of Iowa. The experiment was designed to validate the AMSR-E rainfall measurements. The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 4 May 2002. AMSR-E validation studies linked to rainfall experiments are designed to evaluate the accuracy of AMSR-E precipitation data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Witold F. Krajewski
Dataset Title: Double Rain Gauge Network, Iowa
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0210.html
Start Date: 2002-06-18Stop Date: 2003-11-13
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 78.72 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII text files
Email: witold-krajewski at uiowa.edu
300 South Riverside Dr.
City: Iowa City
Province or State: Iowa
Postal Code: 52242-1585
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Ciach, G. J. 2003 (in press). Local Random Errors in Tipping-bucket Rain Gauge Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric Ocean Technology
Krajewski, W. F., G. J. Ciach and E. Habib. 2003 (in press). An Analysis of Small-scale Rainfall Variability in Different Climatological Regimes. Hydrologic Science Journal.
Habib, E., W. F. Krajewski, and A. Kruger. 2001. Sampling Errors of Fine Resolution ... Tipping-bucket Rain Gauge Measurements. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 6(2):159-166.
Habib, E., W. F. Krajewski, V. Nespor, and A. Kruger. 1999. Numerical Simulation Studies of Raingage Data Correction Due to Wind Effect. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres Research, 104(D16): 19,723-19,734.
Krajewski, W. F., Kruger, A., and V. Nespor. 1998. Experimental and Numerical Studies of Small-scale Rainfall Measurements and Variability. Water Science and Technology, 37(11), 131-138.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14