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ICE-POP 2018 - South Korea Winter Olympics

The International Collaborative Experiment for Pyeongchange Olympic and Paralympics (ICE-POP) and was held in South Korea in February 2018. The NASA GPM Ground Validation program assisted 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 provided ground-based instruments for forecast and research studies before, during and after the 2018 Winter Olympic Games (February 9-25, 2018), which was held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. ICE-POP has provided GPM ground validation valuable data better understanding frozen and mixed phase precipitation in complex terrain. GPM radars and ground instruments were used for both nowcasting and forecasting support during Olympics operations.

ICE-POP Observations

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NASA Instrumentation

NASA provided 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 coincided with and supported the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Dual-polarization, Dual-frequency, Doppler Radar (D3R)

D3R is a NASA owned and operated 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.
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Parsivel (APU) Disdrometer Data

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

Micro Rain Radar (MRR)

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