Field research campaigns are essential for observing and measuring actual Earth system phenomena and validating computer models that simulate Earth systems. Ultimately, field data help improve the nation's ability to predict climate change and its impacts. The GHRC ingests, processes, archives and distributes airborne and ground based observations from hurricane science field campaigns and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Ground Validation experiments.
The GHRC has participated in a number of NASA field campaigns related to the Hurricane Science Research Program including the Convection and Moisture Experiments (CAMEX) series and the recent NASA Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) mission conducted in August and September 2010. We are incorporating data from the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3), a five-year Earth Venture 1 mission specifically targeted to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
The NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Ground Validation (GV) program, as a member of the broader NASA Precipitation Measurement Mission, is providing ground and airborne precipitation datasets supporting physical validation of satellite-based precipitation retrieval algorithms. The GHRC is working with the GPM-GV Science Manager to support these GPM GV physical process studies, which rely on targeted field observations lasting roughly six weeks for intensive observation periods.
This is a front page to the GHRC-related field campaigns.