ICE-POP 2018 - South Korea Winter Olympics
ICE-POP is the International Collaborative Experiment for Pyeongchange Olympic
and Paralympics (ICE-POP) to be held in South Korea in February 2018.
NASAs GPM Ground Validation program will assist the Korean
Meteorological Administration (KMA) with the execution of the
International Collaborative Experiment for the Pyeongchang Olympics and
Paralympics (ICE-POP) 2018 field campaign. GPM is providing ground-based
instruments for forecast and research studies before, during and after
the planned 2018 Winter Olympic Games (February 9-25, 2018), to be held
in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Preparations for ICE-POP 2018 began In
November 2016 when a Letter of Agreement (LOA) was concluded between
NASA and KMA. ICE-POP will provide GPM ground validation valuable data
for researching frozen and mixed phase precipitation in complex terrain.
GPM radars and ground instruments will be used for both nowcasting and
forecasting support during Olympics operations.
NASA will be providing support for field operations of disdrometers (Parsivel),
Micro Rain Radars (MRR), and NASA's Precipitation Imaging Processor (PIP).
An initial suite of GPM ground validation equipment arrived at the
Daegwallyeong Weather Station, South Korea, in early May 2017 for
initial testing as part of the Korean Meteorological Administration
(KMA)-led International Collaborative Experiment - PyeongChang Olympics
Paralympics (ICE-POP) domain. ICE-POP will coincide with and support the
2018 Winter Olympics. South Korea is funding most of GPMs instruments
shipping and travel for personnel to travel for set-up and operations.
Dual-polarization, Dual-frequency, Doppler Radar (D3R)
D3R is NASA's newest Ka/Ku dual-polarization Doppler mobile radar. D3R's
first deployment was to participate in the GCPEX field campaign in Canada. D3R was
also deployed in central Iowa for the IFloodS field campaign in the Spring of 2013.
D3R is now deployed in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea for the ICE-POP 2018 campaign.
Parsivel (APU) Disdrometer Data
Micro Rain Radar (MRR)
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David B. Wolff