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NCAR HCR radar moments data

Summary

This data set contains NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER (Gulfstream-V High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research(N677F) Cloud Radar (HCR) moments data collected during the SOCRATES (Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport Experimental Study) project from 15 January 2018 to 24 February 2018. The data have a 10Hz time resolution and a 19 m range resolution and are available in CfRadial format on a per flight basis. This data set contains all HCR variables at full resolution. A data set which contains only the primary HCR variables at a 2Hz resolution (and also data from the High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL)) is available at the link provided in the "Related links" section below.

Data access

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Additional information

Identifier
Data Quality final
Versions
  • 0.1 (2018-02-07)
  • 1.0 (2018-10-19):

    This data set is quality controlled.

  • 2.0 (2020-02-24):

    The quality control procedure was updated resulting in improved power fields (DBZ, DBMVC, DBMHX), radial velocity, spectrum width, and radar altitude. Echo classification fields and a DBZ field with cloud echo only were added. Reanalysis (ERA5) and topography (GTOPO30) data interpolated onto the HCR time-range grid were added. (See readme file below for details.)

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Spatial Type point
Frequency continuous
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-01-15 21:00:00
End datetime 2018-02-24 09:00:00

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -42.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -63.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 133.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 164.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2020. NCAR HCR radar moments data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D68914PH. Accessed 27 Feb 2020.

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