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  2. EOSDIS Data News: August 3, 2018

EOSDIS Data News: August 3, 2018


NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) published the dataset Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar V06. This dataset is part of a larger effort that will make the legacy TRMM datasets consistent with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM). Under this effort, TRMM data will become part of the GPM data suite, with GPM algorithms used for reprocessing, and both data format and file naming conventions consistent with those of GPM. Data products in this release:

Also included are GPM_3HSLH_TRMM, GPM_3HSLH_TRMM_DAY, and GPM_3GSLH_TRMM, which do not have specific digital object identifiers (DOIs) assigned yet.


NASA's Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) published the GPM Ground Validation (GPM-GV) Composite Satellite Observations Olympic Mountain Experiment (OLYMPEX) dataset. This dataset provides brightness temperature, precipitation, and total column water vapor estimates from multiple satellite observations including Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F16-19, Global Change Observation Mission - Water 1 (GCOM-W1), GPM, Meteorological Operational satellite (MetOp), NOAA, and joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) for the OLYMPEX field campaign. The OLYMPEX field campaign took place between November 2015, and January 2016, with additional ground sampling continuing through February, on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. This field campaign provided ground-based validation for the GPM Core Observatory satellite. Satellite Observations data files are available from November 1, 2015 thru May 1, 2016 in HDF-5 format.


NASA's Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) published the Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas-D (SAC-D) version 5.0 Level 4 optimally interpolated sea surface salinity dataset. The product covers the entire duration of the Aquarius/SAC-D mission 8/26/2011 to 6/7/2015 and is a 7-day 0.5 degree spatial resolution, near-global coverage dataset. The optimal interpolation (OI) mapping procedure used to create this product corrects for systematic spatial biases in Aquarius sea surface salinity (SSS) data with respect to in-situ near-surface salinity observations and takes into account available statistical information about the signal and noise, specific to the Aquarius instrument.

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