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RICO: S-band Polarimetric (S-Pol) Data DORADE Format, 9 Variables [NCAR/EOL]


The dataset spans the entire RICO S-Pol period (24-Nov-2004 thru 25-Jan-2005) and contains all available S-Pol sweeps. The data set incorporates two substantial changes to the original data set: a 1.4 dB adjustment to S-band DBZ, and a .35 dB adjustment to S-band Zdr.

This data set is limited to 9 S-Pol variables, and does not include any of the Ka-band data. Parameters available are: DBZ, DM, DX, LDR, NCP, PHIDP, SW, VR and ZDR.

Total data set size is approximately 910 GB.

Data access

  • ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2011-09-14)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-11-24 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-01-25 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 21.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 15.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -72.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -55.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2011. RICO: S-band Polarimetric (S-Pol) Data DORADE Format, 9 Variables. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Sep 2019.

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