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IPMSI Precipitation Validation

Increasing Participation of Minority Serving Institutions in Earth Science
Division Surface-Based Measurement Networks

In 2021, NASA Heaquarters (HQ) issued a Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) opportunity to address "Increasing Participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in Earth Science Division Surface-Based Measurement Networks". The goal was to provide ground-based instruments to MSI in order to better engage these communities in NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities. A total of 22 proposals were submitted, from which 15 were selected for funding.

The call was to provide one or more ground-based platforms consisting of AERONET, PANDORA and Precipitation Stations. The Precipitation Stations, which we discuss here, are being provided by the GPM Ground Validation program, and consists of a pair of rain gauges and for some a Parsivel Disdrometer. Of the 15 selected sites, eight chose the precipitation systems. The gauge-only systems are referred to as Platforms for In situ Estimation of Rainfall Systems (PIERS), while the gauge + disdrometer systems are referred to as PIERS+.

Precipitation Validation Network

The map above illustrates the selected MSIs. The institutions that requested PIERS systems are denoted with yellow circles and the sites denoted by the yellow squares denotes PIERS+ systems.

Links to PIERS and PIERS+ pages

  • University of Arizona
  • Hampton University (CBBT)
  • Lehman College
  • Prarie View A&M
  • Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
  • Texas Tech University
  • Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Xavier University
  • PIERS0033
  • PIERS0038 +
  • PIERS0029
  • PIERS0034 +, PIERS0035 +, PIERS0036 +
  • PIERS0030
  • PIERS0032
  • PIERS0037 +
  • PIERS0031

  • Daily and Monthly Plots for IPMSI Gauges

    Hourly/Daily Rain Plot Daily/Monthly Rain Plot

    (Started from 11/2022)
    Hourly/Daily Rain Plot
    Daily/Monthly Rain Plot

    Current IPMSI Daily Gauge Totals

    Current Report Date: 07/18/2024
    Report generated 07/18/2024 @ 12:45:21 Local (07/18/2024 @ 16:45:21 UTC)

    GaugeID Site Name Packets Mean Voltage Mean RSSI # Tips_A # Tips_B Accum_A [in] Accum_B [in] Bias [%] Accum_A [mm] Accum_B [mm]
    PIERS0001 WFF Pad 67/96 13.09 -81.27 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0002 Haywards_Lott 67/96 13.08 -87.24 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0003 William_St_Well 66/96 12.96 -84.58 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0004 Somerset_Rd 67/96 12.79 -81.99 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0005 American_Legion 67/96 13.07 -57.00 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0006 Doc_Johnson 67/96 13.03 -83.66 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0007 LeVecque 67/96 13.07 -88.19 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0008 Lowes 67/96 13.21 -113.00 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0011 Pocomoke_MS 64/96 12.67 -92.69 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0012 Pocomoke_HS 64/96 13.21 -112.34 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0018 Stockton Volunteer Fire Company 64/96 13.18 -113.00 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0021 How Sweet it is 64/96 13.12 -112.34 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0024 Silva_Rd 64/96 13.04 -87.00 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0026 UMES 64/96 12.78 -85.88 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0028 WFF Pad 64/96 14.13 -112.59 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0029 Lehman College, NYC 64/96 13.04 -57.00 96 97 0.96 0.97 -1.04 24.38 24.64
    PIERS0030 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 64/96 12.82 -85.66 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0031 Xavier University 64/96 13.06 -108.62 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0032 Texas Tech University 64/96 13.24 -112.34 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0033 University of Arizona 64/96 13.17 -112.12 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0034 Prairie View A&M University 64/96 12.66 -87.72 198 206 1.98 2.06 -4.04 50.29 52.32
    PIERS0035 Prairie View A&M University 64/96 12.67 -75.38 192 235 1.92 2.35 -22.40 48.77 59.69
    PIERS0036 Prairie View A&M University 64/96 12.05 -87.19 208 208 2.08 2.08 0.00 52.83 52.83
    PIERS0037 INCUS experiment - Fort Collins, CO 65/96 12.56 -100.20 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0038 Hampton University - CBBT, Island Three 65/96 12.79 -84.63 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0039 NPOL Radar 65/96 13.04 -97.25 18 18 0.18 0.18 0.00 4.57 4.57
    PIERS0040 Redden Farm 65/96 13.17 -112.35 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0041 GSFC/Greenbelt - B33 Rooftop 65/96 12.59 -86.72 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    PIERS0042 WFF Pad 65/96 12.49 -98.72 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Missing: PIERS0027 GAIL at UCONN -999 -999.00 -999.00 -999 -999 -999.00 -999.00 -999.00 -999.00 -999.00

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