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IFloodS 2013: A Field Campaign to Support the NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

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This Special Collection of the Journal of Hydrometeorology covers analyses of data collected during the spring 2013 Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field campaign. IFloodS was conducted in Eastern Iowa under the auspices of the NASA’s Ground Validation component of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and in collaboration with the Iowa Flood Center. The main objective of the campaign was the collection of hydrometeorological data to support satellite-based rainfall estimation algorithms and to evaluate the skills of flood forecasting models driven by remote sensing products. Observational assets deployed in Iowa included NASA’s S-band polarimetric radar (NPOL), Dual-frequency Dual-polarimetric Doppler radar D3R, four University of Iowa mobile X-band polarimetric radars, a network of optical disdrometers, and numerous rainfall, soil moisture and stream gauges. A wide variety of precipitation event types occurred during the campaign and vast quantities of hydrometeorological data were collected. An important aspect of the campaign is an exploration of the scale effect on the performance of rainfall estimation algorithms--both space- and ground-based--and the hydrologic rainfall-runoff models used for flood prediction. The collected data have been archived by NASA within the Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive and will continue to support a wide variety of studies.

Collection organizers:
Dr. Walt Petersen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Dr. Witold F. Krajewski, Iowa Flood Center

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Bong-Chul Seo; Witold F. Krajewski; Felipe Quintero; Mohamed ElSaadani; Radoslaw Goska; Luciana K. Cunha; Brenda Dolan; David B. Wolff; James A. Smith; Steven A. Rutledge; Walter A. Petersen
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Merhala Thurai; Kumar Vijay Mishra; V. N. Bringi; Witold F. Krajewski
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Haonan Chen; V. Chandrasekar; Renzo Bechini
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Huan Wu; Robert F. Adler; Yudong Tian; Guojun Gu; George J. Huffman
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Young-Hee Ryu; James A. Smith; Mary Lynn Baeck; Luciana K. Cunha; Elie Bou-Zeid; Witold Krajewski
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Felipe Quintero; Witold F. Krajewski; Ricardo Mantilla; Scott Small; Bong-Chul Seo
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Di Wu; Christa Peters-Lidard; Wei-Kuo Tao; Walter Petersen
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Andrea Thorstensen; Phu Nguyen; Kuolin Hsu; Soroosh Sorooshian
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Kumar Vijay Mishra; Witold F. Krajewski; Radoslaw Goska; Daniel Ceynar; Bong-Chul Seo; Anton Kruger; James J. Niemeier; Miguel B. Galvez; Merhala Thurai; V. N. Bringi; Leonid Tolstoy; Paul A. Kucera; Walter A. Petersen; Jacopo Grazioli; Andrew L. Pazmany
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Munir A. Nayak; Gabriele Villarini; A. Allen Bradley
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Robert M. Beauchamp; V. Chandrasekar; Haonan Chen; Manuel Vega
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Bong-Chul Seo; Brenda Dolan; Witold F. Krajewski; Steven A. Rutledge; Walter Petersen
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Luciana K. Cunha; James A. Smith; Witold F. Krajewski; Mary Lynn Baeck; Bong-Chul Seo
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Phu Nguyen; Andrea Thorstensen; Soroosh Sorooshian; Kuolin Hsu; Amir AghaKouchak
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Evan J. Coopersmith; Michael H. Cosh; Walt A. Petersen; John Prueger; James J. Niemeier
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Ibrahim Demir; Helen Conover; Witold F. Krajewski; Bong-Chul Seo; Radosław Goska; Yubin He; Michael F. McEniry; Sara J. Graves; Walter Petersen
Journal of Hydrometeorology
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