Mobile Disdrometer Data

Most of the 2009 deployments took place around midnight UTC and the 2009 data are sorted per event. Because the disdrometer creates a new file at midnight, there are duplicate file names between some 2009 directories. BEWARE: Because there are duplicate file names between 2009 directories, it is important to maintain the original 2009 directory structure.This dataset contains Mobile Disdrometer Data collected during the VORTEX2 project between 15 May 2009 and 11 June 2009 and between 6 May 2010 and 13 June 2010. The 2009 data are in a single tar file which maintains the original directory structure. Each directory for the 2009 data has disdrometer data from disdrometer 1 (YYYYMMDD_PA01.txt) and disdrometer 2 (YYYYMMDD_PA02.txt) as well as surface observations (YYYYMMDD-POD_H.dat and (YYYYMMDD-POD_H.dat). The 2010 data are in individual files in ATM4 format and have mission summaries with maps of deployment locations. For more information, images, videos, etc., please see,, and the readme files below.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2009-05-15T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-06-13T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2009-05-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-06-13T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 45.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 32.00000
Bounding Box West Long -105.00000
Bounding Box East Long -92.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : ATM4-DataFormat_2010.pdf

Documentation #2 : DataFormatParsivel_2009.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 503 MB
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Access Constraints none
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Katja Friedrich
Glen S. Romine
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-09-23T09:43:03
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 114.120
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-03-23T22:26:30Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::114.120
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Katja Friedrich, Glen S. Romine. (2010). Mobile Disdrometer Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 September 2023.

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