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PECAN: NCAR S-Pol radar moments data


S-Pol radar moments data collected during the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) project from 26 May 2015 to 16 July 2015. The data are available as hourly tar files (~2.7GB/file) in cfRadial format.

Archive note

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 0.1 (2015-07-13):

    This is uncorrected in-field (preliminary) data.

  • 1.0 (2016-03-31):

    This is the QC Version 1 data.

  • 2.0 (2016-08-29):

    Fri Aug 19 10:19:01 MDT 2016

    A problem was found in the S-Pol PECAN RHI scans for 1-17 June 2015.
    These scans had earlier been re-processed from original time series
    data to correct a beam-smearing problem.  During that re-processing,
    the H and V powers were incorrectly swapped, resulting in bad values
    for Zdr and PHIDP.

    This problem has now been corrected in QC Ver2 (qcv2).  All scans,
    even those that were not impacted, have been re-bundled during
    creation of this newer data set.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency continuous
Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-05-28 00:00:00
End datetime 2015-07-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 39.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -101.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -96.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

Additional contact information


NCAR/EOL S-Pol Team. 2016. PECAN: NCAR S-Pol radar moments data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 Apr 2024.

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