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TRMM TROPICAL CYCLONE PRECIPITATION FEATURE (TCPF) DATABASE - LEVEL 1 V1
Entry ID: trmmtcpfl1_1


Summary
Abstract: The TRMM Cyclone Precipitation Feature (TCPF) Database - Level 1 provides Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)-based tropical cyclone data in a common framework for hurricane science research. This dataset aggregated observations from each of the TRMM instruments for each satellite orbit that was coincident with a tropical cyclone in any of the six TC-prone ocean basins. These swath data were co-located and subsetted to a 20-degree longitude by 20-degree latitude bounding box centered on the tropical storm, which is typically large enough to observe the various sizes of TCs and their immediate environments. The TCPF Level 1 dataset was created by researchers at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Utah (UU) from the UU TRMM Precipitation Feature database. The TCPF database was built by extracting those precipitation features that are identified as tropical cyclones (TC) using the TC best-track data provided by National Hurricane Center or the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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Description: TRMM Version 7 TC Data


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Description: TRMM Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Feature (TCPF) Database - Level 1


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Description: A TRMM-Based Tropical Cyclone Cloud and Precipitation Feature Database. (AMS, 2011)


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.11 S: -39.14  E: 179.98  W: -179.98

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-08
Stop Date: 2011-12-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Hourly - < Daily


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >DOPPLER VELOCITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE IMAGERY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >TROPICAL CYCLONES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]


Instrument
LIS >Lightning Imaging Sensor    [Information]
PR >TRMM Precipitation Radar    [Information]
TMI >TRMM Microwave Imager    [Information]
VIRS >TRMM Visible Infrared Scanner    [Information]


Project
NOT APPLICABLE


Access Constraints
This product has full public access.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



Data Center Personnel
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Distribution
Fees: 0.0


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-08



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