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RICO: NCAR S-PolKa radar moments data, S-band, CfRadial


S-PolKa data from the Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean (RICO) project . This data set contains data when only S-band data were collected. These data are in cfRadial format and are available as hourly tar files. This is a companion data set with S-band/Ka-band Polarimetric (S-Pol) Data cfRadial Format [NCAR/EOL] which contains the data when both S-band and Ka-band were collected.

Archive note

WARNING: This is a big dataset. Each hourly file is 0.8 GB or less. Each order can contain a maximum of 15.6 GB of data. For very large orders, it may be preferable for you to access these data via a loaner external hard drive. Please email the Point of Contact to request these data.

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2014-06-30)
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Temporal coverage

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

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: -57.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

Additional contact information


NCAR/EOL S-Pol Team. 2014. RICO: NCAR S-PolKa radar moments data, S-band, CfRadial. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 May 2024.

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