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A database of NetCDF files, containing 15 GOES-13, GOES-16, and GridRad dates analyzed in this Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres paper. The GOES-13 and GOES-16 files contain automated infrared-based overshooting cloud top detection probability, automated visible texture-based overshooting cloud top detections, and many other fields produced by NASA Langley Research Center convective cloud characterization algorithms are included in these files. In addition, the files contain MERRA-2 tropopause height, pressure, and temperature fields interpolated to the GOES satellite pixels. The GridRad data files contain radar reflectivity data that is merged from 125 National Weather Service NEXRAD WSR-88D weather radars into a three-dimensional, high-resolution analyses of radar reflectivity that cover most of the contiguous United States.

Publication Title:
Cooney, J. W., Bedka, K. M., Bowman, K. P., Khlopenkov, K. V., & Itterly, K. (2021). Comparing Tropopause-Penetrating Convection Identifications Derived from NEXRAD and GOES over the Contiguous United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. Accepted pending revision.

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