Investigations into high resolution mapping of precipitation features utilizing the TRMM Precipitation Radar

Chris Kidd, John Kwiatkowski, Steve Nesbitt

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Abstract

Precipitation measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite's Precipitation Radar (PR) have been used to create high-resolution grids of precipitation features at a resolution of 0.05degrees. This grid size is on the order of a nominal PR instantaneous field of view (ifov) of 4.9km at nadir. Currently 12 years of data has been collected from the TRMM mission, resulting in sufficient sampling to begin these high-resolution studies. Precipitation fields at this resolution show detailed, local climatological features and comparisons with topographic data sets allow for the identification of potential problem areas in the retrieval algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010
Pages2337-2340
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 30 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Other

Other2010 30th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period7/25/107/30/10

Keywords

  • High-resolution
  • Precipitation
  • Radar
  • TRMM
  • Topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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