NMQ: National Mosaic and Multi-Sensor QPE
NOAA/NSSL’s ground-based National Mosaic and Multi-sensor Quantitative Precipitation Estimation
(NMQ; http://nmq.ou.edu;Zhang et al. BAMS, 2011) is a multiradar, multisensor system(MRMS, or called "Q3") built upon
the CRAFT data network. Q3 combines information from all ground-based radars
Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) network to derive experimental radar-based
products comprising high-resolution instantaneous rainrate mosaics available over the CONUS.
Thanks to Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter and Q3 development team for providing following products:
These products are open to PMM science team members upon request.
- Level-2 data for overpasses
from Mar 1, 2014 for F16, F17, F18, GCOMW1, GPM, METOPA, NOAA18, NOAA19;
from Mar 10, 2013 for TRMM;
from Mar 2, 2014 for GPM.
- Level-3 Hourly data from Feb 1, 2013
- Tile-8 data from Dec 10, 2010
Level-3 Hourly gauge-adjusted/filtered NMQ rainrates at 0.01o resolution are used in this study
to compare with gauge measurements over various areas (Nassawadox, VA; Pocomoke, MD; South Fork Basin, IA),
as well as TMPA 3B42 and IMERG over the CONUS.
Level-2 NMQ instantaneous rainrates are used to compare with 2AGPROF,
2ADPR, 2BCMGMI, 2AKU, as well as MHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder flown on
the NOAA and METOPS satellites) over the CONUS.