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Ground truth and climate model comparison for TRMM rainfall data
Author(s): Gerald R. North; Kenneth P. Bowman; J. Craig Collier; Qiaoyan Wu; Eunho Ha; Amy Phillips; James Hardin
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Paper Abstract

Five years of rainfall data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission are now available for use. This paper surveys comparisons of these rain rate data with buoy-based estimates over the Tropical Pacific and with simulations with the CCM3, a general circulation model of atmospheric circulation. We examine both the seasonal and diurnal cycles in the data. The TRMM data agree reasonably well with the buoy data for both the seasonal and diurnal cycles. While the data generally agree with the simulations, there are some discrepancies which can be attributed to model failures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5548, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: an End-to-End System Perspective, (14 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.556984
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Kenneth P. Bowman, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
J. Craig Collier, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Qiaoyan Wu, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Eunho Ha, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Amy Phillips, United States Air Force (United States)
James Hardin, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5548:
Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization: an End-to-End System Perspective
Hung-Lung Allen Huang; Hal J. Bloom, Editor(s)

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