This software enables easy comparison of ground- and space-based radar observations. The software was initially designed to compare ground radar reflectivity from operational, ground based S- and C-band meteorological radars with comparable measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite’s Precipitation Radar (PR) instrument. The software is also applicable to other ground-based and space-based radars. The ground and space radar volume matching and comparison software was developed in response to requirements defined by the Ground Validation System (GVS) of Goddard’s Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) project.
This work was done by Kenneth Morris and Mathew Schwaller of Goddard Space Flight Center. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Software category. Additional information can also be found on the GPM GVS web site: http://gpm.gsfc.nasa.gov/groundvalidation.html. GSC-15738-1