OceanRAIN data distribution for 8 ships from June 2010 to April 2017

OceanRAIN-1.0 data distribution for 8 ships from June 2010 to April 2017

The Ocean Rain And Ice-phase precipitation measurement Network (OceanRAIN) is an ODM470 optical disdrometer based in-situ shipboard precipitation, evaporation and freshwater flux data set over the global oceans. OceanRAIN provides a comprehensive statistical basis of rain, snow and mixed-phase precipitation intensities and microphysics for all climatic oceanic regions through particle size distributions. Between June 2010 and April 2017 OceanRAIN-1.0 contains more than 6.83 million minutes of measurements from 8 research vessels and provides high-quality validation and calibration data for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite era.

The products are available as 1-min resolution along-track time series data of 75 parameters in ASCII and NetCDF formats. For detailed information, see the data set section.

The first version - OceanRAIN-1.0- is available for download via the World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ and the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC):

Citations for the OceanRAIN-1.0 data set:
Klepp, C., Michel, S., Protat, A., Burdanowitz, J., Albern, N., Louf, V., Bakan, S., Dahl, A., Thiele, T. (2017). Ocean Rainfall And Ice-phase precipitation measurement Network - OceanRAIN. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/OceanRAIN-W; https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/OceanRAIN-M; https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/OceanRAIN-R

Klepp, C., Michel S., Protat, A., Burdanowitz J., Albern N., Dahl A., Kähnert M., Louf V., Bakan S. & Buehler, S.A. (2018): OceanRAIN, a new in-situ shipboard global ocean surface-reference dataset of all water cycle components. To be submitted to: Sci. Data.

Klepp, C., 2015: The Oceanic Shipboard Precipitation Measurement Network for Surface Validation – OceanRAIN. Atmos. Res., Special issue of the International Precipitation Working Group, 163, 74-90,  doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.12.014.


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Dr. Christian Klepp, Head of OceanRAIN, Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP), University of Hamburg, Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany, e-mail: christian.klepp@we dont want spamuni-hamburg.de, phone: +49 40 42838 7445

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