The main folder where this dataset came from is:
Wherein, subfolders refer to the location in question, which may be one of the following: Auxvasse, Bradford, Brunswick, Capen Park, Jefferson Farm, Sanborn, Vandalia, Versailles, or Williamsburg.
Within those subfolders based on the station name, it is separated based upon day. Within these sub-subfolders, the files have the following naming convention:
"Station_Hourly_Algorithm.mat" where "Station" refers to one of the stations listed above, and "algorithm" designates the rain rate equation (or algorithm) that has been chosen. For this example, we are using the "ZZDR1" algorithm, in which there exists "ZZDR1" through "ZZDR5", corresponding to different constants that have been used in previous literature to estimate rainfall amount based on the variable Z and ZDR.
The file format when loaded into MATLAB, since it is a .mat file, is a 24 x 2 grid, where the center of the radar is assumed to be at the point (0,0), and values correspond to the estimated hourly accumulation of precipitation (in mm) at each grid cell. Column 1 corresponds to the hour (in UTC), and column 2 are the rainrate estimates corresponding to the hour from Column 1.