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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  ...  from active and passive sensors from a common reference satellite-the GPM Core Observatory provided by NASA and JAXA-to improve the accuracy and consistency of precipitation estimates from all constellation  ...  -183 GHz) microwave imager, the GMI.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-13-00164.1 fatcat:yn47eblptzar3ir65owf55znve

Thermodynamic Scaling of Extreme Daily Precipitation over the Tropical Ocean from Satellite Observations

Victorien De MEYER, Rémy ROCA
2021 Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan  
It is shown that 32 microwave constellation-based precipitation products are characterized by a very 33 robust positive scaling over the 300 to 302.5K range of 2-day lagged SST.  ...  This SST 34 range corresponds to roughly 60% of the tropical precipitation amount.  ...  This product 174 is mainly based on the microwave estimation of rainfall from a suite of microwave 175 imagers and sounders.  ... 
doi:10.2151/jmsj.2021-020 fatcat:whyrb4sfpzanroc4ywlzuxsoly

An overview of the TROPICS NASA Earth Venture Mission

W. J. Blackwell, S. Braun, R. Bennartz, C. Velden, M. DeMaria, R. Atlas, J. Dunion, F. Marks, R. Rogers, B. Annane, R. V. Leslie
2018 Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society  
TROPICS will provide rapid-refresh microwave measurements (median refresh rate better than 60 min for the baseline mission) which can be used to observe the thermodynamics of the troposphere and precipitation  ...  The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission was selected by NASA as part of the Earth Venture-Instrument (EVI-3) program  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge the many helpful comments from the anonymous reviewers and Steven Michael (MIT LL) for producing the revisit statistics figure.  ... 
doi:10.1002/qj.3290 pmid:30774158 pmcid:PMC6360932 fatcat:vcl6llopdnf27darbvuirwao6q

Robust Observational Quantification of the Contribution of Mesoscale Convective Systems to Rainfall in the Tropics

R. Roca, J. Aublanc, P. Chambon, T. Fiolleau, N. Viltard
2014 Journal of Climate  
Satellite estimation of precipitation and satellite-derived statistics of mesoscale convective systems (MCS) are analyzed conjunctively to quantify the contribution of the various types of MCS to the water  ...  Furthermore, results are shown to be robust to the selection of the satellite rainfall products.  ...  We thank the three reviewers for their constructive comments that greatly improved the manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge the funding provided by CNES and CNRS.  ... 
doi:10.1175/jcli-d-13-00628.1 fatcat:ksqkybmfh5ev7o3jzcjiqnbqcy

A New Paradigm in Earth Environmental Monitoring with the CYGNSS Small Satellite Constellation

Christopher S. Ruf, Clara Chew, Timothy Lang, Mary G. Morris, Kyle Nave, Aaron Ridley, Rajeswari Balasubramaniam
2018 Scientific Reports  
A constellation of small, low-cost satellites is able to make scientifically valuable measurements of the Earth which can be used for weather forecasting, disaster monitoring, and climate studies.  ...  Innovative engineering approaches are used to reduce per satellite cost, increase the number in the constellation, and improve temporal sampling.  ...  in scope and peak rainfall amounts, since reliable rainfall records began around the 1880s. " In Fig. 8 , flooding is indicated in the images by marked increases in the SNR from day to day.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27127-4 pmid:29884899 pmcid:PMC5993737 fatcat:efkwp3s3bvbdzajyhstemsouou

The Megha-Tropiques mission: a review after three years in orbit

Rémy Roca, Hélène Brogniez, Philippe Chambon, Olivier Chomette, Sophie Cloché, Marielle E. Gosset, Jean-Francois Mahfouf, Patrick Raberanto, Nicolas Viltard
2015 Frontiers in Earth Science  
The microwave imager, MADRAS, stopped acquisition of scientific data on January 26th, 2013 due to a mechanical failure.  ...  Preliminary studies indicate a positive impact on both, humidity Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts thanks to the assimilation of SAPHIR Level 1 data, and on the rainfall estimation derived from the  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful to Dr Michel Desbois who triggered and led the Megha-Tropiques mission from its inception up to 2007.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2015.00017 fatcat:76bwlnvcv5cb5fnpp3divejfdy

Satellite Remote Sensing of Precipitation and the Terrestrial Water Cycle in a Changing Climate

Vincenzo Levizzani, Elsa Cattani
2019 Remote Sensing  
The article aims to draw an up-to-date picture of the current status of observations of precipitation from space, with an outlook to the near future of the satellite constellation, modeling applications  ...  Passive and active sensors on board meteorological and environmental satellites now make reasonably complete data available that allow better measurements of precipitation to be made from space, in order  ...  TAPEER Tropical Amount of Rainfall with Estimation of Errors TC Tropical Cyclone TELSEM Tool to Estimate Land-Surface Emissivities at Microwave frequencies TEMPEST Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11192301 fatcat:3a2rajnstvaqvhb6uca647g3da

Global Precipitation Estimates from Cross-Track Passive Microwave Observations Using a Physically Based Retrieval Scheme

Chris Kidd, Toshihisa Matsui, Jiundar Chern, Karen Mohr, Chris Kummerow, Dave Randel
2016 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
This paper details the physically based retrieval scheme to estimate precipitation from cross-track (XT) passive microwave (PM) sensors on board the constellation satellites of the Global Precipitation  ...  The estimation of precipitation across the globe from satellite sensors provides a key resource in the observation and understanding of our climate system.  ...  In 1997, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched, hosting a number of precipitation-related instruments, notably the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) and the Precipitation Radar (PR); TRMM  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-15-0051.1 fatcat:t666stjaczaivn4hfe2iwstfne

Use of satellite observations for weather prediction

2021 Mausam  
Results of Observation System Simulation Studies (OSSE) using satellite data are briefly described to show the relative impact of observations from satellite sensors and conventional ground based observation  ...  This article describes different types of meteorological satellites, sensors and the atmospheric observations from these sensors.  ...  Acknowledgements The contents and views expressed in this research paper are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations they belong to.  ... 
doi:10.54302/mausam.v70i4.210 fatcat:2eecu2os6jdqreh6kni335ruy4

Assessing the impact of pre-GPM microwave precipitation observations in the Goddard WRF ensemble data assimilation system

Philippe Chambon, Sara Q. Zhang, Arthur Y. Hou, Milija Zupanski, Samson Cheung
2013 Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society  
We present a data impact study on the assimilation of precipitation-affected microwave (MW) radiances from a pre-GPM satellite constellation using the Goddard WRF Ensemble Data Assimilation System (Goddard  ...  The forthcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission will provide nextgeneration precipitation observations from a constellation of satellites.  ...  /IPSL, SEDOO/OMP) for providing the surface rainfall product from the ARAMIS radar network.  ... 
doi:10.1002/qj.2215 fatcat:xsq7wgxxdnbvfjpv4luczgzxei

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission for Science and Society

Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Walter A. Petersen, Wesley Berg, Chris Kidd, Erich F. Stocker, Dalia B. Kirschbaum, Ramesh Kakar, Scott A. Braun, George J. Huffman, Toshio Iguchi, Pierre E. Kirstetter, Christian Kummerow (+6 others)
2017 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
The GPM mission collects essential rain and snow data for scientific studies and societal benefit.  ...  TRMM Microwave Imager 550 TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission 551 3D Three-Dimensional 552 U.S.  ...  from the tropics to mid-latitudes.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-15-00306.1 pmid:31359880 pmcid:PMC6662228 fatcat:wtjpdo5vljcazaolnzft632ciq

Flower elliptical-orbit constellation exploiting millimetre-wave radiometry and radio occultation for meteo-climatological applications

F. S. Marzano, D. Cimini
2010 Advances in Geosciences  
The advantages of flower constellation with respect to conventional orbits are discussed, including the flexibility ensuring increasing coverage with separate launches.  ...  Millimeter-wave radiometry and radio-occultation receivers provide the advantage to design fairly compact payloads that comply well with current technology of mini-satellites.  ...  The authors would like to thank the FloRad team (see Marzano et al., 2008) for providing suggestions and material for the present contribution on FloRad2.  ... 
doi:10.5194/adgeo-25-167-2010 fatcat:h42dun5zs5gnrhdeo3dc4ptrsm

Ensemble‐Based Assimilation of Satellite All‐Sky Microwave Radiances Improves Intensity and Rainfall Predictions for Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Yunji Zhang, Scott B. Sieron, Yinghui Lu, Xingchao Chen, Robert G. Nystrom, Masashi Minamide, Man‐Yau Chan, Christopher M. Hartman, Zhu Yao, James H. Ruppert, Atsushi Okazaki, Steven J. Greybush (+2 others)
2021 Geophysical Research Letters  
Tropical cyclones (TCs; see Appendix A for a list of acronyms) are among the most devastating natural disasters in the tropics and mid-latitudes.  ...  They make for a triple-threat of wind damage, surge inundation, and inland/freshwater flooding, the last of which is a leading cause of fatalities in the United States from TCs (Rappaport, 2014) .  ...  IR sensors onboard geostationary satellites provide seamless, high-spatiotemporal-resolution BTs of the tropics and subtropics.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2021gl096410 fatcat:7ckj5olepfdeljf7hrad6hhlom

On the water and energy cycles in the Tropics

Rémy Roca, Jean-Claude Bergès, Hélène Brogniez, Michel Capderou, Philippe Chambon, Olivier Chomette, Sophie Cloché, Thomas Fiolleau, Isabelle Jobard, Julien Lémond, Mohamed Ly, Laurence Picon (+3 others)
2010 Comptes rendus Geoscience  
at the scale of these cloud systems, the research of better adequation between the users and the satellite estimate of rainfall and finally a much needed methodological effort to build exploitable time  ...  series for the estimation of climatic trends in the water and energy cycle in the Tropics.  ...  Thanks are given to the Groupe Modè le du LMD for many fruitful discussions on the modelling of the tropical circulations and the water and energy cycle. The authors also want to thank R.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.crte.2010.01.003 fatcat:6v523r7ztzfjrfnfs2plirb5yy


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.  ...  Since the advent of satellite sensing of clouds and precipitation there has been much progress in terms of instrumentation and algorithm development.  ...  via constellation satellites.  ... 
doi:10.1175/2008bams2177.1 fatcat:idquw3btrbgz3cvszbofgiu4zy
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