"Precipitation"

Varied pathways for simulated tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Part II: Vertical motion and cloud populations

Differences in the vertical velocity characteristics associated with various cloud populations are evaluated for two simulated cases of tropical cyclone (TC) rapid intensification (RI) under varying wind shear. Within the radius of maximum wind …

Vertical structure and contribution of different types of precipitation during Atlantic tropical cyclone formation as revealed by TRMM PR

Cloud evolution during tropical cyclogenesis was examined using the TRMM PR products from 3 days before to 1 day after genesis. Precipitation increases substantially within 36 h before genesis. Stratiform clouds, mid-level convection, and deep …

Statistical properties of precipitation as observed by the TRMM precipitation radar

The statistical properties of tropic-subtropic precipitation are revealed with 13years of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar (PR) measurements. About 3% of PR observations are raining pixels. The average daily rainfall …

Investigations into high resolution mapping of precipitation features utilizing the TRMM Precipitation Radar

Precipitation measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite's Precipitation Radar (PR) have been used to create high-resolution grids of precipitation features at a resolution of 0.05degrees. This grid size is on the …

Comparison of gauge-corrected versus non-gauge corrected satellite-based quantitative precipitation estimates during the 2004 NAME enhanced observing period

Satellite-based quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE) offer the potential for global, near real-time monitoring of precipitation. Provided their accuracy, in terms of frequency and intensity structures, can be verified, such products would prove …