NESDIS Blended Rain Rate (RR) Products


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            title:  NESDIS Blended Rain Rate (RR) Products
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                date:  2011-09-30
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        abstract:  The blended Rain Rate (RR) product is derived from multiple sensors/satellites. The blended products were merged from polar-orbiting and geostationary satellite sensors including legacy AMSU/MHS, SSMIS, GOES Sounders, as well as ATMS from S-NPP, NOAA-20, and GPS TPW. Individual biases of the data sources have been mitigated to produce a more meteorologically significant product. The blended methodology provides seamless global coverage without gaps to allow for the analysis of atmospheric moisture over land and ocean. The products are on a Mercator projection with 16 km resolution at the equator. The map is centered at the equator and 160 degrees W. It has 1437 lines and 2500 elements, which covers the earth from about 71 degrees N to 71 degrees S. The products are hourly in HDF-EOS and NetCDF file formats. Also, included are PNG images of the products generated per hour over the globe and 14 local regions. These operational products were produced by the NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). The RR products have been operational since 2011, however, the archive period of record begins in 2013.
        purpose:  This dataset provides quality measurements of hydrometeorological variables from multiple instruments and platforms.
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                description:  On June 3, 2019 at 1500 UTC, the blended-hydro products will be updated to include NOAA-20 TPW and Rain Rate (RR) retrievals from Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS). This update applies to all types of the blended-hydro products disseminated through the Product Distribution and Access (PDA), McIDAS ADDE server, AWIPS and also NAWIPS.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2019-06-03T15:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
                processingInformation:  (LE_Processing)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  gov.noaa.class:BLENDHYDRO
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.