Understanding the Dynamics of Transfer of Satellite Rainfall Error Metrics from Gauged to Ungauged Gridboxes Using Interpolation Methods
Knowledge of error characteristics of high resolution satellite rainfall data at different spatial/temporal scales is useful, especially when the scheduled Global Precipitation Mission(GPM) plans to provide High Resolution Precipitation Products (HRPPs) at global scales. Satellite rainfall data contain errors which need ground validation (GV) data for characterization, while satellite rainfall data will be most useful in the regions that are lacking in GV data. Therefore, a critical step to
Investigating the Climatologic Similarity of Satellite Rainfall Error as a Function of Koppen Climate Classification
This study addressed the question: How much similarity exists in uncertainty of space-borne precipitation products for similar Köppen climate zones in different and distant landmasses?
The Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program F-16 spacecraft measures the Earth-emitted radiation at frequencies from 19 to 183 GHz. From its high-frequency channels at 91 and 150 GHz, cloud microphysical parameters can be observed at a spatial resolution of 15 km. In this study, a simpliﬁed two-stream radiative transfer model is applied for microwave applications as a three-parameter equation and then used to retrieve the ice cloud
Prototyping a Generic, Unified Land Surface Classification and Screening Methodology for GPM‐era Microwave Land Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms
A prototype generic, unified land surface classification and screening methodology for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)-era microwave land precipitation retrieval algorithms by using ancillary datasets is developed. As an alternative to the current radiometer-determined approach, the new methodology is shown to be promising in improving rain detection by providing better surface-cover-type information.
Advancing the Remote Sensing of Precipitation.
50 participants from precipitation research community met to develop a list of research priorities and recommendations in the field of remote
sensing of precipitation.
Improved Reconstructions of Global Precipitation Since 1900.
Longitudinal Variability in Stream Water Chemistry and Carbon and Nitrogen Fluxes in Restored and Unrestored Stream Networks
Stream restoration has increasingly been used as a best management practice for improving water quality in urbanizing watersheds, yet few data exist to assess restoration effectiveness. This study examined the longitudinal patterns in carbon and nitrogen concentrations and mass balance in two restored (Minebank Run and Spring Branch) and two unrestored (Powder Mill Run and Dead Run) stream networks in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
HHT Analysis of the Global Monthly Precipitation Data.