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NOAA P-3 Tail X-band Doppler Radar



This dataset contains radar data from the NOAA P-3 aircraft's tail-mounted X-band Doppler radar taken for the Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO) project. The data provide detailed 3D information of convective cloud reflectivity and Doppler velocity with focus on storm structure variability and (up- and down-) scale interactions of mesoscale convective systems during distinct MJO phases. The data are available by time period (there are often two files for a given day) as g-zipped Dorade files.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2011-11-11 09:02:00
End datetime 2011-12-08 07:41:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 2.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -16.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 66.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 84.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Jorgensen, D., NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), Jensen, J. 2013. NOAA P-3 Tail X-band Doppler Radar. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 27 Sep 2022.

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