On the validation of rainfall retrieval algorithms for satellite microwave data

Dalu, G. and Cadeddu, M. P. and Prabhakara, C. and Short, D. (1998) On the validation of rainfall retrieval algorithms for satellite microwave data. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (1). pp. 115-118. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Algorithm Intercomparison Project utilises rainfall estimates derived from radar data to validate the algorithms developed for rainfall retrievals from satellite microwave data. Since seven minutes are needed in order to have a complete radar scan, while the acquisition of the corresponding satellite microwave image needs only a few seconds, the same pixel can be sensed by radar as much as seven minutes later. Within this time delay the raining cells can be displaced and the consequent mismatch can cause a decrease in the correlation coefficient of the comparison. A method to reveal this time-lag effect is presented and a possible approach to take it into account in the validation process for future missions is suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water in the atmosphere (humidity, clouds, evaporation, precipitation)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 12:17
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 12:17
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12689

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