Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) Data

Data from the Purdue University Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) that were deployed at locations around the southeastern United States for three PERiLS 2023 deployments. The PERiLS deployments were on 3, 24 and 31 March and 5 April 2023. The PIPS are a set of 6 instrumented probes equipped with conventional surface meteorological instrumentation as well as Parsivel 2 laser disdrometers. Their mission in PERiLS was to collect drop size distribution and other surface observations to characterize the surface microphysical and thermodynamic variability in time and space as the quasi linear convective system (QLCS) moves over the array. During PERiLS 2023, the PIPS were deployed in IOP’s 2-5 in QLCS’s and supercells.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2023-03-03T00:00:00Z
    End:  2023-04-05T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2023-03-03T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2023-04-05T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 35.66000
Bounding Box South Lat 33.36000
Bounding Box West Long -91.54000
Bounding Box East Long -87.29000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : PIPS_documentation_PERiLS_2023.pdf

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF: Network Common Data Form (application/x-netcdf)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 365 MB
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Author Daniel T. Dawson
Michael I. Biggerstaff
Sean Waugh
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2024-04-08T16:45:25
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.26023/SHCV-XV1C-D50D
Alternate Identifier 626.041
Resource Version 0.1
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-11T15:53:14Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::626.041
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Daniel T. Dawson, Michael I. Biggerstaff, Sean Waugh. (2024). Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) Data. 0.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/SHCV-XV1C-D50D. Accessed 22 May 2024.

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