Purdue University Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) Data

This data set contains drop size distribution and surface meteorological data from the Purdue University Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) that were deployed at locations around northern Alabama and southern Tennessee during the VORTEX-SE 2017 field season. Each of the PIPS has a OTT Parsivel2 laser disdrometer and a surface meteorological station. The drop size distribution data are at 10 second intervals and the surface meteorological data are at 1 second intervals. The data were collected during VORTEX-SE 2017 IOPs and one PIPS was run continuously next to the University of Massachusetts FMCW radar. The data are in a comma-delimited ASCII format.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2017-03-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2017-05-08T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2017-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2017-05-08T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 36.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 33.00000
Bounding Box West Long -88.00000
Bounding Box East Long -86.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_VSE2017_PIPS.pdf

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Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 1726 MB
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Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
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Author Michael I. Biggerstaff
Sean Waugh
Daniel T. Dawson
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2020-03-10T21:03:23
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.26023/JSTF-C7ER-YT00
Alternate Identifier 541.029
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::541.029
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Michael I. Biggerstaff, Sean Waugh, Daniel T. Dawson. (2020). Purdue University Portable In Situ Precipitation Stations (PIPS) Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.26023/JSTF-C7ER-YT00. Accessed 02 December 2023.

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