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Overview

  • Ku band (13.6 GHz) ... similar to TRMM/PR (13.796 GHz and 13.802 GHz). for strong rain. Swath 245 km. N66.28deg~S66.30deg
  • Ka band (35.5 GHz) ... no band in TRMM/PR. for weak rain and snow. Swath 125 km
    • after 2018/05/21, Ka band will cover entire swath (245 km)

products

  • GPM KuPR L2 Precipitation, V5A or V5B

Download

You can download data from G-portal of JAXA. Use sftp to get large number of files! (see details)

$ sftp -oPort=2051 [user account]@sftp.gportal.jaxa.jp 
> mget /standard/GPM/GPM.KuPR/L2/05/2015/01/*h5

filename rule

example: GPMCOR_KUR_1501010129_0302_004783_L2S_DU2_05A.h5
example: GPMCOR_DPR_1405281041_1214_001397_L2S_DD2_05A.h5
 GPMCOR_DPR ... sensor name. 
 140528 ... 2014/05/28 (year/month/day)
 1041_1214 ... 10:41 to 12:14 UT (start time ~ end time)
 001397 ... orbit number
 L2S ... Level2 standard
 DD2 ... algorithm ID
 05A ... product version

file structure

/NS ... KuPR
/HS ... KaPR high sensitivity
/MS ... KaPR matched beam. (Same position as KuPR)
/NS/PRE/sigmaZeroMeasured ... for land monitoring
Last modified:2018/05/15 22:05:47
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