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dc.contributor.advisorChandrasekar, V.
dc.contributor.authorBiswas, Sounak Kumar
dc.contributor.committeememberCheney, Margaret
dc.contributor.committeememberMielke, Paul W.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-12T16:14:31Z
dc.date.available2018-06-12T16:14:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.description2018 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis research presents a comparative study of observations and various products of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Satellite with dual polarization S-Band Ground Radars. The GPM mission is a joint venture by the NASA and the JAXA. The radar on board the core observatory is a dual-frequency precipitation radar (DPR) capable of simultaneously operating at 13.6 GHz (Ku band) and 35.5 GHz (Ka band). The DPR is expected to revolutionize the way precipitation is measured from space through its dual-frequency observations. Ground Validation is one of the most critical aspects of the GPM mission. The best way of doing this is by direct comparison of the space-based observations with well calibrated dual polarization ground radar measurements. Before any direct comparisons can be made, volume matching of the data is necessary due to the difference in observation geometry and resolution volume of both the system. In this study, a methodology developed by Bolen and Chandrasekar (2001) for aligning TRMM satellite data with ground radar data is followed. This technique was extended by Schwaller and Morris (2011). Radar reflectivity and rainfall rate product comparison study have been performed in detail. Vertical profiles have been studied thoroughly. Various case studies of simultaneous GPM-DPR and ground radar observations have been carefully chosen. Ground validation operational NEXRAD sites have been considered from all over the USA. Comparison studies with research radars such as CSU-CHILL and NASA N-POL have also been conducted. The GPM satellite's profile classification module's products are also evaluated. Results from Hydrometeor classification method by Bechini and Chandrasekar (2015) for ground radars have been extensively used for validating DPR's melting layer detection capability in different types of precipitation system. In this study, a new method developed by Le et al (2017) for identification of snow falling on the ground has been considered. Ground validation comparisons have been performed with observations from ground radars and the results are presented.
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dc.identifierBiswas_colostate_0053N_14825.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/189435
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
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dc.titleCross validation of observations from the GPM dual-frequency precipitation radar and dual-polarization S-band ground radars
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thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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