GCIP/GIDS-1: GCIP Initial Data Set 1
SummaryThe Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale International Project (GCIP) Initial Data Set (GIDS-1) contains data from the west-central Mississippi River basin. GIDS-1 is a combination of operational and research data over a 3-month period.
The purpose of GIDS-1 was to create a prototype data set that is similar to future data sets collected during the GCIP Enhanced Observing Period (1995-2000). Data from the STORM-FEST Field Project was selected as a nucleus to build GIDS-1. STORM-FEST provided a data set that: (1) included atmospheric and hydrological data obtained in the center of the GCIP area; (2) occurred during a hydrologically important time of year (i.e. late winter/early spring); (3) included routine operational data as well as special research observing platforms for a 6 week period; and (4) provided similar quality controlled surface and upper air composite data sets as required by GCIP. An additional 6 weeks of operational data was added to the STORM-FEST data to: (1) increase the collection period of GIDS-1 into the spring snowmelt/runoff period; and (2) provide a direct comparison of 6 weeks of intensive/special observations to 6 weeks of routine observations for evaluating future GCIP observational enhancements.
|GCMD Name||GCIP > GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project|
|Begin Date||1992-02-01 00:00:00|
|End Date||1992-04-30 23:59:59|
Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
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Minimum (West) Longitude: -106.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -86.00
|Parent project||GCIP: GEWEX Continental-scale International Projects|