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The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

Arthur Y. Hou, Ramesh K. Kakar, Steven Neeck, Ardeshir A. Azarbarzin, Christian D. Kummerow, Masahiro Kojima, Riko Oki, Kenji Nakamura, Toshio Iguchi
2014 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
The aut hors t ha n k  ...  By providing measurements of 3D structures of precipitation systems, GPM will offer insights into the development and intensification of storms and hurricanes, as well as the properties and regional variations  ...  remain the instrument of choice for measuring precipitation since the radiative signatures are more directly linked to the precipitating particles.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-13-00164.1 fatcat:yn47eblptzar3ir65owf55znve

Tracking Hurricanes Using GPS Atmospheric Precipitable Water Vapor Field [chapter]

Yohannes Getachew Ejigu, Felix Norman Teferle, Anna Klos, Janusz Bogusz, Addisu Hunegnaw
2020 International Association of Geodesy Symposia  
We employed Global Positioning System (GPS) derived precipitable water vapor (PWV) data to track and investigate the characteristics of storm occurrences in their spatial and temporal distribution using  ...  Also, we compared the temporal distribution of the GPS-derived PWV content with the precipitation value for days when the storm appeared in the area under influence.  ...  We used precipitation data from the TRMM and GPM/IMERG satellite missions, provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and accessed at  ... 
doi:10.1007/1345_2020_100 fatcat:kh6nfpz2z5ezrpczjyrdlw25c4

Space‐borne cloud and precipitation radars: status, challenges and ways forward

Alessandro Battaglia, Pavlos Kollias, Ranvir Dhillon, Richard Roy, Simone Tanelli, Katia Lamer, Mircea Grecu, Matthew Lebsock, Daniel Watters, Kamil Mroz, Gerald Heymsfield, Lihua Li (+1 others)
2020 Reviews of Geophysics  
This work aims to increase the awareness about existing limitations and gaps in spaceborne radar measurements and to increase the level of engagement of the international community in the discussions for  ...  First, the observing capabilities and measurement highlights of existing and planned spaceborne radar missions including TRMM, CloudSat, GPM, RainCube, and EarthCARE are reviewed.  ...  GPM The joint NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission aims at further understanding global precipitation and its spatio-temporal variability as a core component of the Earth's weather,  ... 
doi:10.1029/2019rg000686 pmid:32715303 pmcid:PMC7375167 fatcat:lwxz6lauxbgfjinn76s7jn3ura

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's scientific achievements and societal contributions: reviewing four years of advanced rain and snow observations

Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Dalia Kirschbaum, Walter Petersen, George Huffman, Chris Kidd, Erich Stocker, Ramesh Kakar
2018 Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society  
Building on the 17-year success of the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM), the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory (GPM-CO) is the first U.S.  ...  of liquid and frozen precipitation and the science of water and hydrological cycles for climate/weather forecasting.  ...  We also thank NASA's Precipitation Measurement Mission science team and international partners (, as well as the international GV teams for their excellent support  ... 
doi:10.1002/qj.3313 pmid:31213729 pmcid:PMC6581458 fatcat:qgysz47vwvgx5oh4je3sdzvl2y

Oceanic and terrestrial sources of continental precipitation

Luis Gimeno, Andreas Stohl, Ricardo M. Trigo, Francina Dominguez, Kei Yoshimura, Lisan Yu, Anita Drumond, Ana María Durán-Quesada, Raquel Nieto
2012 Reviews of Geophysics  
Project GCM general circulation model GEWEX Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment GNIP Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation GOME Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment GPCP Global Precipitation  ...  Other commonly used precipitation data sets include the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA [Huffman et al., 2007] ), the Climate Prediction Center (  ... 
doi:10.1029/2012rg000389 fatcat:7df7biklwfhurea6ot3otx4bie


V. Chandrasekar, Arthur Hou, Eric Smith, V. N. Bringi, S. A. Rutledge, E. Gorgucci, W. A. Petersen, Gail Skofronick Jackson
2008 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), launched in 1997, represents an advanced active and passive remote sensing system to measure precipitation.  ...  With the success of the TRMM and the plans for TRMM's successor mission, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM), the current era represents T R M M s a t e ll it e .  ...  measurement and they identify GPM as a prototype of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).  ... 
doi:10.1175/2008bams2177.1 fatcat:idquw3btrbgz3cvszbofgiu4zy

Global observations of aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions

Daniel Rosenfeld, Meinrat O. Andreae, Ari Asmi, Mian Chin, Gerrit de Leeuw, David P. Donovan, Ralph Kahn, Stefan Kinne, Niku Kivekäs, Markku Kulmala, William Lau, K. Sebastian Schmidt (+4 others)
2014 Reviews of Geophysics  
, and the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), a core project of the WCRP.  ...  In addition, we introduce principles for planning closure box experiments with the goal of measuring the fluxes of energy and matter in all their relevant forms in various cloud regimes, and the ways these  ...  -Atmosphere Processes Study) and IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry), and the aerosol Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the ESA  ... 
doi:10.1002/2013rg000441 fatcat:dg4ozjx7izaxli5t7t2sp46zny

Global precipitation measurement: Methods, datasets and applications

Francisco J. Tapiador, F.J. Turk, Walt Petersen, Arthur Y. Hou, Eduardo García-Ortega, Luiz A.T. Machado, Carlos F. Angelis, Paola Salio, Chris Kidd, George J. Huffman, Manuel de Castro
2012 Atmospheric research  
This paper reviews the many aspects of precipitation measurement that are relevant to providing an accurate global assessment of this important environmental parameter.  ...  Methods discussed include ground data, satellite estimates and numerical models. First, the methods for measuring, estimating, and modeling precipitation are discussed.  ...  Large international projects such as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission seek advances in this field.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.10.021 fatcat:kgdxlmhvyrgvxhdmmaccvpp4ce

Millimeter-Wavelength Radars: New Frontier in Atmospheric Cloud and Precipitation Research

P. Kollias, E. E. Clothiaux, M. A. Miller, B. A. Albrecht, G. L. Stephens, T. P. Ackerman
2007 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
| T he choice of operating wavelength for a radar (from radio detection and ranging) is framed by two physical realities.  ...  For radars with the same resolution volume and transmitted power, as the operating wavelength gets shorter the radar is capable of detecting smaller particles (Lhermitte 1987); but, as the operating wavelength  ...  The need to understand cloud processes at eversmaller spatial and temporal scales and, at the same time, to provide global cloud and precipitation coverage will, combined with technological advancements  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-88-10-1608 fatcat:pto464hcafagxaqayw4mrydrs4

The Goddard Cumulus Ensemble model (GCE): Improvements and applications for studying precipitation processes

Wei-Kuo Tao, Stephen Lang, Xiping Zeng, Xiaowen Li, Toshi Matsui, Karen Mohr, Derek Posselt, Jiundar Chern, Christa Peters-Lidard, Peter M. Norris, In-Sik Kang, Ildae Choi (+3 others)
2014 Atmospheric research  
In addition, two-thirds of the global rain falls in the tropics, while the associated latent heat release accounts for three-fourths of the total heat energy for the Earth's atmosphere.  ...  CRMs use sophisticated and realistic representations of cloud microphysical processes and can reasonably well resolve the time evolution, structure, and life cycles of clouds and cloud systems.  ...  The GCE modeling is mainly supported by the NASA Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.03.005 fatcat:7ami3te7w5anzbl5irkgqbsoru

An Assessment of the First- and Second-Generation Navy Operational Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms

Wesley Berg, William Olson, Ralph Ferraro, Steven J. Goodman, Frank J. LaFontaine
1998 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences  
The Cal/Val algorithm produces more realistic structure within storm systems but appears to overestimate the region of precipitation for many systems and significantly underestimates regions of intense  ...  Results from both the D-Matrix and Cal/Val algorithms have been included in a total of five algorithm intercomparison projects conducted through the Global Precipitation Climatology Project and WetNet.  ...  The authors wish to thank all of the members of the SSM/I Cal/Val team for their contributions to the development of the algorithm, especially Mark Goodberlet for his help with SSM/I data geolocation.  ... 
doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1998)055<1558:aaotfa>;2 fatcat:ffyujdlc75gvdizd4u3k5dvfze

A Prognostic Nested k-Nearest Approach for Microwave Precipitation Phase Detection over Snow Cover

Zeinab Takbiri, Ardeshir Ebtehaj, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, F. Joseph Turk
2019 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
This paper examines a Bayesian nearest neighbor approach for prognostic detection of precipitation and its phase using passive microwave observations from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite  ...  Monitoring changes of precipitation phase from space is important for understanding the mass balance of Earth's cryosphere in a changing climate.  ...  The authors acknowledge the support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through a Precipitation Measurement Mission award (NNX16AO56G) and a New Investigator Program award (80NSSC18K0742  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-18-0021.1 pmid:31105470 pmcid:PMC6516066 fatcat:q4aqdphz3jb7nlksxkfykx7aza

Improving the Quality of Heavy Precipitation Estimates from Satellite Passive Microwave Rainfall Retrievals

Veljko Petković, Christian D. Kummerow, David L. Randel, Jeffrey R. Pierce, John K. Kodros
2018 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
signature) and surface precipitation rate.  ...  variability in cloud morphology poses an obstacle for accurate precipitation measurements.  ...  This work was funded by the NASA  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-17-0069.1 fatcat:kqwda7qwunh2nm74nxovoapfr4

Deep neural network high SpatioTEmporal resolution Precipitation estimation (Deep-STEP) using Passive Microwave and Infrared Data

Vesta Afzali Gorooh, Ata Akbari Asanjan, Phu Nguyen, Kuolin Hsu, Soroosh Sorooshian
2022 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
The main advantages of Deep-STEP, as compared to current state-of-the-art techniques, are: (1) it learns and estimates complex precipitation systems directly from raw measurements in near-real-time, (2  ...  We anticipate our proposed DNN algorithm to be a starting point for more sophisticated and efficient precipitation retrieval systems in terms of accuracy, fine spatial pattern detection skills, and computational  ...  Precipitation and cloud radar technologies pioneered by the Precipitation Radar (PR) on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, and the Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) on the CloudSat  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-21-0194.1 fatcat:4fmzqhiadzcxflrbikn2cy42ti

The Added Value of Large-Eddy and Storm-Resolving Models for Simulating Clouds and Precipitation

Bjorn STEVENS, Claudia ACQUISTAPACE, Akio HANSEN, Rieke HEINZE, Carolin KLINGER, Daniel KLOCKE, Harald RYBKA, Wiebke SCHUBOTZ, Julia WINDMILLER, Panagiotis ADAMIDIS, Ioanna ARKA, Vasileios BARLAKAS (+46 others)
2020 Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan  
The simulations at storm-resolving scales produced intense precipitation in certain coastal regions that appear well in excess of what is derived from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite  ...  that it will most likely follow from the intensive development and application of storm resolving models to the climate problem, globally.  ... 
doi:10.2151/jmsj.2020-021 fatcat:xkrjpemj5vawzoc32rucgbypzm
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