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From TRMM to GPM: Old and New Challenges in Validating Global Precipitation Measurements and Models

Stephen W. Nesbitt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
January 28, 2013 11:15AM to 12:15PM
Building 240, Room 4301
An overview of past, present, and future technologies and techniques to estimate precipitation from space, as well as challenges in validating those measurements from ground and aircraft-based sensors. Review the goals, results, and lessons learned from NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) pre-launch field campaigns. Three future GPM field campaigns, all with an emphasis on precipitation and hydrometeorology are planned for the next three years; these projects will be discussed with an emphasis on the impact of these projects on water cycle and precipitation science and potential synergy with Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) science goals. Also, discussion opportunities for using satellite and ground validation precipitation measurements for evaluation and improvement in cloud-resolving to climate-scale models.

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