GHRC develops portal and data set ingest and display for upcoming IPHEx field campaign, beginning May 1


The Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment (IPHEx), fifth in a series of Global Precipitation Mission Ground Validation (GPM GV) campaigns, begins on May 1, 2014. GHRC developed and is maintaining the IPHEX Portal. This collaboration site enables science teams to upload a variety of planning materials, including daily forecast presentations, plan of the day reports, mission scientist and instrument reports. GHRC has thus far ingested and prepared for download and display on the portal a total of thirteen ancillary data sets, including data from 7 NEXRAD2 stations. Additional data sets, including PI provided products, will be ingested and exposed as they become available. The AMES Mission Tool Suite (MTS) will be used for real-time flight tracking and reporting during the Experiment. Software to ingest the flight reports from the MTS has been developed and is in the final stage of testing. These flight reports will become part of the IPHEX archive along with other published datasets.