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NOAA P-3 SFMR Data

Summary

This data set contains the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) P-3 aircraft flights into the tropical systems of interest to the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) field project. The primary parameters included are the surface wind speed and rain rate. The storms included are Erika from the 2015 Atlantic region, Patricia from the 2015 East Pacific region, and Matthew from the 2016 Atlantic region. These data are in Net Common Data form (NetCDF format) and were collected from the NOAA Hurricane Research Division (HRD) archives.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-08-25 13:45:00
End datetime 2016-10-08 06:24:00

Spatial coverage


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Maximum (North) Latitude: 37.85, Minimum (South) Latitude: 11.32
Minimum (West) Longitude: -109.29, Maximum (East) Longitude: -63.04

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2017. NOAA P-3 SFMR Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/488.015. Accessed 17 Sep 2019.

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