USAF C-130 SFMR Data

This data set contains the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) data from the United States Air Force (USAF) C-130 aircraft flights into the tropical systems of interest to the Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) field project. The primary parameters included are the surface wind speed and rain rate. The storms included are Erika and Joaquin from the 2015 Atlantic region, Marty and Patricia from the 2015 East Pacific region, and Matthew from the 2016 Atlantic region. These data are in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) and were collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division (HRD) archives.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2015-08-25T13:45:00Z
    End:  2016-10-08T06:24:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2015-08-25T13:45:00Z
Temporal Range End 2016-10-08T06:24:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 37.85000
Bounding Box South Lat 11.32000
Bounding Box West Long -109.29000
Bounding Box East Long -63.04000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_USAF_SFMR.pdf

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Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 102 MB
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Author Hurricane Research Division (HRD), NOAA
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-11-30T18:25:26
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 488.008
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:30Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::488.008
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Hurricane Research Division (HRD), NOAA. (2017). USAF C-130 SFMR Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 04 December 2023.

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