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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.

ICE-POP Observations

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NASA Instrumentation

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.
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Parsivel (APU) Disdrometer Data

Daily Rain Plots (Parsivel)
Daily Dsd Plots (Parsivel)

Micro Rain Radar (MRR)

Daily MRR Plots

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