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If you use the data obtained from this web interface please cite this website url (https://storm.pps.eosdis.nasa.gov/storm/OpenSSP.jsp) and the following paper: K.-S. Kuo, W.S. Olson, B.T. Johnson, M. Grecu, L. Tian, T.L. Clune, B.H. van Aartsen, A.J. Heymsfield, L. Liao, R. Meneghini. The Microwave Radiative Properties of Falling Snow Derived from Nonspherical Ice Particle Models. Part I: An Extensive Database of Simulated Pristine Crystals and Aggregate Particles, and Their Scattering Properties. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, March 2016, Vol. 55, No. 3 The paper can be found here (Registration Required)
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- Modeled PSD
- m-D & PSD
- Scattering Data Package
- Particle Structure
- Development Data
At this tab, users can specify a mass-dimension (m-D) relation that constrain a PSD that they also specify. A snowing volume inevitably contains a mixture of hydrometeors with diverse shapes and sizes. Since it is impossible to distinguish the shape and size compositions of such a volume with radar or radiometer signal, we usually assume the hydrometeors therein follow certain m-D relation statistically. Thus, for retrieval applications, PSDs constrained by m-D relations are often used to derive ensemble scattering properties of snowing volumes.
x10-3 [unitless] b
[unitless] Mass Deviation [%]
- The HDF5 Archive contains summary geometric parameters and orientation-averaged scattering parameters. It does not contain shape.dat or png image files. Ddscat.dat and shape.dat files will be packaged and distributed under the "Development Data" tab in a future update.
To Download Archives by Frequency, Select from the following options and click the "Order Archives" Button (~228 MB each)