Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC
Global Hydrology Resource Center
The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) is a joint venture of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Information Technology and Systems Center (ITSC) located within the University of Alabama in Huntsville. GHRC DAAC was established in 1991 and is located at the National Space Science and Technology Center on the UAH campus.
The GHRC DAAC provides a comprehensive active archive of both data and knowledge augmentation services, with a focus on hazardous weather, its governing dynamical and physical processes, and associated applications.
With this broad mandate, GHRC focuses on lightning, tropical cyclones and storm-induced hazards through integrated collections of satellite, airborne, and in-situ data sets.
Dr. Rahul Ramachandran, DAAC Manager
Helen Conover, DAAC Operations Manager
Sherry Harrison, User Services
National Space Science & Technology Center
Bud Cramer Research Hall
320 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
Global Hydrology Data
- Manages space-based lightning data from nine instruments: 7 DMSP Operational Linescan System (OLS) instruments, the Optical Transient Detector (OTD) on Microlab-1, and TRMM Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS). In addition, GHRC DAAC holds ancillary data from ground-based lightning sensors.
- MEaSUREs Program datasets
- Airborne: EV-1 HS3
- Manages field campaign data from the GPM Ground Validation Program and the Hurricane Science Research Program including the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Venture mission, as well as satellite passive microwave data for analysis of our climate and the water and energy cycle.
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM EDT