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NOAA NSSL MRMS Bright Band Top and Bottom Heights



2-D grids of the approximate height of the top of the melting layer and 2-D grids of the approximate height of the bottom of the melting layer are contained in this dataset from the ICICLE (In-Cloud ICing and Large-drop Experiment) domain in tarred and gzipped NetCDF format. Data is sorted from top to bottom and east to west. The upper left corner is at 55 deg. N and -130 deg W. This experimental product is the first iteration and may contain some artifacts/oddities. The domain covers only the area of the ICICLE field campaign. No MRMS data are available prior to 5 February due to the federal government shutdown in early 2019.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2021-11-08)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-02-05 00:00:00
End datetime 2019-03-07 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 55.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 20.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -130.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -60.00

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Heather Reeves <>

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Reeves, H. 2021. NOAA NSSL MRMS Bright Band Top and Bottom Heights. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 Jul 2024.

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