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Statistical Characteristics of Mesoscale Convective Systems Initiated over the Tibetan Plateau in Summer by Fengyun Satellite and Precipitation Estimates

Xidi Zhang, Wenqiang Shen, Xiaoyong Zhuge, Shunan Yang, Yun Chen, Yuan Wang, Tao Chen, Shushi Zhang
2021 Remote Sensing  
In order to investigate the key characteristics of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) initiated over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) in recent years and the main differences in circulation and environmental  ...  factors between different types of MCSs, an automatic MCS identification and tracking method was applied based on the data from China's Fengyun satellite and precipitation estimates.  ...  Acknowledgments: We appreciate the Fengyun satellite data provided by the National Satellite Meteorological Center of China Meteorological Administration (http://satellite.nsmc.org.cn/PortalSite/ Data/  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13091652 doaj:dab972ae11bc4d53a8361d19da363cc3 fatcat:7briu63xaneezhswfmtkuxittm

Deep Learning-Based Radar Composite Reflectivity Factor Estimations from Fengyun-4A Geostationary Satellite Observations

Fenglin Sun, Bo Li, Min Min, Danyu Qin
2021 Remote Sensing  
Ground-based weather radar data plays an essential role in monitoring severe convective weather. The detection of such weather systems in time is critical for saving people's lives and property.  ...  In this study, we propose a novel framework of a deep learning-based model to retrieve the radar composite reflectivity factor (RCRF) maps from the Fengyun-4A new-generation geostationary satellite data  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13112229 fatcat:xaorqbejjfgmja7infvd2u4fhm

Observed Soil Moisture Impact on Strong Convection over Mountainous Tibetan Plateau

E. J. BARTON, C. M. TAYLOR, C. KLEIN, P. P. HARRIS, X. MENG
2020 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
AbstractConvection over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) has been linked to heavy rain and flooding in downstream parts of China.  ...  In this study we use satellite observations of cold cloud, land surface temperature and soil moisture to analyze the effect of mesoscale soil moisture heterogeneity on the initiation of strong convection  ...  Observational and reanalysis data used in this work can be downloaded from https:// satellite.nsmc.org.cn/ (Fengyun), https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (AMSR2, TRMM, GPM, IMERG, and MERRA2), https://earthdata.nasa.gov  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-20-0129.1 fatcat:g3ffqjgrqnbzhckzy5r3rbt3ee

Mesoscale convective system precipitation characteristics over East Asia. Part I: regional differences and seasonal variations

Puxi Li, Christopher Moseley, Andreas F. Prein, Haoming Chen, Jian Li, Kalli Furtado, Tianjun Zhou
2020 Journal of Climate  
Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) play an important role in modulating the global water cycle and energy balance and frequently generate high-impact weather events.  ...  Particularly long-lived MCSs occur over the eastern periphery of the Tibetan Plateau (ETP), 25% of MCSs over the ETP persist for more than 18 hours in spring.  ...  This work is jointly supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFC1507600,  ... 
doi:10.1175/jcli-d-20-0072.1 fatcat:pihhpqsvcnhnfcc7wguiiekf3u

Geostationary satellite-based 6.7 μm band best water vapor information layer analysis over the Tibetan Plateau

Di Di, Yufei Ai, Jun Li, Wenjing Shi, Naimeng Lu
2016 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
The results from statistical analysis indicate that the altitude of the BWIL reaches the highest in summer and the lowest in winter.  ...  on BWIL between over the Tibetan Plateau and over other regions in China (2016) , Geostationary satellite-based 6.7 μm band best water vapor information layer analysis over the Tibetan Plateau,  ...  The PFAAST model was run on computers provided by the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) National Satellite Meteorological Center and UW-Madison Space Science Engineering Center (SSEC).  ... 
doi:10.1002/2016jd024867 fatcat:jghr65i7xzffvijw3hdqywwlcy

Which Precipitation Product Works Best in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Multi-Source Blended Data, Global/Regional Reanalysis Data, or Satellite Retrieved Precipitation Data?

Lei Bai, Yuanqiao Wen, Chunxiang Shi, Yanfen Yang, Fan Zhang, Jing Wu, Junxia Gu, Yang Pan, Shuai Sun, Junyao Meng
2020 Remote Sensing  
Gridded precipitation data are available from a multitude of sources including precipitation retrieved by satellites, radar, the output of numerical weather prediction models, and extrapolation by ground  ...  In general, the Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks-Cloud Classification System (PERSIANN_CCS) has poor performance in basins of the Qinghai-Tibet  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 683  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12040683 fatcat:lid2mjhv65c35jk4cgwegnqvjy

Characteristics, Physical Mechanisms, and Prediction of Pre-summer Rainfall over South China: Research Progress during 2008-2019

Yali LUO, Rudi XIA, Johnny C. L. CHAN
2020 Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan  
Acknowledgments This work was supported by the National (Key) Basic Research and Development Program of China (Grant No: 2018YFC1507403).  ...  We would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments, which have helped us substantially in improving the manuscript. We also thank Prof. Yanluan  ...  system, and new-generation geostationary satellites such as Himawari and Fengyun-4.  ... 
doi:10.2151/jmsj.2020-002 fatcat:b2avj5nvhnekhcrxhunztovium

Evaluation of a convection-permitting modeling of precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau and its influences on the simulation of snow-cover fraction

Yanhong Gao, Fei Chen, Yingsha Jiang
2020 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
Dynamical downscale modeling (DDM) has added value to representing precipitation, when compared with the performance of coarse-resolution reanalysis and global climate models, over the Tibetan Plateau  ...  The five precipitation datasets (CPM, DDM, CMFD, COPRPH, and TRMM) showed large differences over the TP with underestimation of TRMM and overestimation of CPM and DDM compared to observations.  ...  This research has been supported by the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) program (2019QZKK010314), the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-19-0277.1 fatcat:u2joix7iozc55hhgf57igffdta

Advancing Science for 100 Years

Heather Goss
2019 EOS  
All year long, AGU and Eos will be celebrating our Centennial by highlighting the Earth and space science discoveries from the past 100 years and the new research that is being built upon them.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge all scientific, fieldwork, and logistical help provided by participants of the projects GANSSER and BHUTANEPAL, carried out in collaboration with the  ...  She measured gravity using satellite data, and she was a great fan of the Smurfs. The authors thank Miguel Diaz Vizoso and IMPS for the beautiful cartoon.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2019eo113595 fatcat:cmtyz2j2y5htbadya2tulrtmvi