This study describes the generation and testing of a reference rainfall product created from field campaign datasets collected during the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Ground Validation Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) experiment. The study evaluates ground-based radar rainfall (RR) products acquired during IFloodS in the context of building the reference rainfall product. The purpose of IFloodS was not only to attain a high-quality ground-based reference for the validation of satellite rainfall estimates but also to enhance understanding of flood-related rainfall processes and the predictability of flood forecasting.
Seo, B.-C., W.F. Krajewski, F. Quintero, M. ElSaadani, R. Goska, L.K. Cunha, B. Dolan, D.B. Wolff, J.A. Smith, S.A. Rutledge, and W.A. Petersen, Comprehensive evaluation of the IFloodS radar-rainfall products for hydrologic applications, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19(11), 1793–1813, 2018.