STAR Snowflake Microphotography
The snowflake microphotography was taken to: (1) provide detailed precipitation characteristics that occurred in Iqaluit; (2) to be used in conjunction with radar data and laser precipitation data to identify local precipitation characteristics and evolution during precipitation events; and (3) provide valdation/comparison of Cloudsat and other satellite data.
Photos of precipitation particles were taken using a Nikon D1x camera during six precipitation events over the 2007 fall field campaign. Temporal resolution of the photographs varied from five-minutes to one-hour. Photos were taken in the Upper Air Shed at the Iqaluit weather office.
Files were stored in a *.jpg format with average individual file sizes of >2 MB per photo. During the observation periods, coincident photos were taken of sizing scale before a photo of precipitation. If the zoom was ever adjusted, a new photo of the sizing scale was taken.
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|Begin datetime||2007-10-17 00:00:00|
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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -68.55, Maximum (East) Longitude: -68.55
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Hanesiak, J., et al. 2020. STAR Snowflake Microphotography. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/V07D-M634-WN0P. Accessed 03 Dec 2023.
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