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
Quality Data quality is very good to excellent in all aspects.
Access Constraints All data are available upon request after June 1, 2008.
Use Constraints No use constraints other than required citation of data source.
Data Set Progress
Phone: 315 859-4711
Fax: 315 859-4807
Email: edomack at hamilton.edu
Department of Geology Hamilton College 198 College Hill Road
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 13323
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-02