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NRC Convair 580 Airborne X-Band Radar Data and Imagery (NAX)



Profiles of Doppler velocity and reflectivity from the X-band 9.41 GHz radar that was onboard the NRC Convair 580 for the ICICLE (In-Cloud ICing and Large-drop Experiment) field campaign. Flights were around the western Great Lakes and adjacent plains region. The dataset contains data in NetCDF files as well as quicklook imagery in PDF (flight segments) and PNG (full flight) formats.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2020-11-10):

    NAX netcdf file is generated for every binary radar data file. Up and down beams are merged and projected to altitude and side data at the antenna beam direction. When an antenna is not active, data are replaced with filling values

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Frequency continuous
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-01-18 18:00:00
End datetime 2019-03-08 18:00:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 51.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 37.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -101.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -82.00

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EOL Data Support <>

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Nguyen, C., Wolde, M. 2020. NRC Convair 580 Airborne X-Band Radar Data and Imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Jun 2024.

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