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Method to combine spaceborne radar and radiometric observations of precipitation, A
Author(s):Munchak, Stephen Joseph
This dissertation describes the development and application of a combined radar-radiometer rainfall retrieval algorithm for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. A retrieval framework based upon optimal ...
Observations and simulations of the interactions between clouds, radiation, and precipitation
Author(s):Naegele, Alexandra Claire
The first part of this study focuses on the radiative constraint on the hydrologic cycle as seen in observations. In the global energy budget, the atmospheric radiative cooling (ARC) is approximately balanced by latent ...
Building the foundations for a physically based passive microwave precipitation retrieval algorithm over the US Southern Great Plains
The recently launched NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) offers the opportunity for a greatly increased understanding of global rainfall and the hydrologic cycle. The GPM algorithm team has made improvements ...
Improving the quality of extreme precipitation estimates using satellite passive microwave rainfall retrievals
Satellite rainfall estimates are invaluable in assessing global precipitation. As a part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a constellation of orbiting sensors, dominated by passive microwave imagers, ...
Lagrangian perspective on deep convective tropical raining systems, A
Author(s):Duncan, David Ian
Deep convective precipitating systems are categorized, tracked, and analyzed in the Tropical Ocean. Precipitating systems are tracked via an algorithm applied to the high-resolution CPC Morphing technique (CMORPH) precipitation ...
Examination of the potential impacts of dust and pollution aerosol acting as cloud nucleating aerosol on water resources in the Colorado River Basin
In this study we examine the cumulative effect of dust acting as cloud nucleating aerosol (cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), giant cloud condensation nuclei (GCCN), and ice nuclei (IN)) along with anthropogenic aerosol ...
Features based assessments of warm season convective precipitation forecasts from the high resolution rapid refresh model
Author(s):Bytheway, Janice L.
Forecast models have seen vast improvements in recent years, via increased spatial and temporal resolution, rapid updating, assimilation of more observational data, and continued development and improvement of the ...
Impact of the Boreal Summer Intraseasonal Oscillation on the diurnal cycle of precipitation in the island of Luzon
The Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM) is a major component of the global weather system with impacts on multiple scales. Driven by the thermal contrast between the Asian continent and the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the monsoon ...
Regional analysis of convective systems during the West African monsoon
Author(s):Guy, Bradley Nicholas
The West African monsoon (WAM) occurs during the boreal summer and is responsible for a majority of precipitation in the northern portion of West Africa. A distinct shift of precipitation, often driven by large propagating ...
Relationships between aerosol, cloud, and precipitation as observed from the A-train constellation of spaceborne sensors
Author(s):Lebsock, Matthew David
Data from several sensors flying in NASA's A-train constellation of satellites are analyzed to examine global relationships between aerosol, clouds and precipitation with particular emphasis placed on the Earth's radiation ...