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TRMM Algorithms in Science Literature

1B21/1C21

Calibrated PR (13.8 GHz) power (1B21) and reflectivity (1C21) at 4 km horizontal, and 250 m vertical, resolutions over a 220 km swath

  • T. Kozu, T. Kawanishi, K. Oshimura, M. Satake, H. Kumagai; TRMM precipitation radar: calibration and data collection strategies, Proc. IGARSS'94, 2215-2217, Pasadena, 1994.
  • M. Satake, K. Oshimura, Y. Ishido, S. Kawase, T. Kozu: TRMM PR data processing and calibration to be performed by NASDA, Proc. IGARSS'95, 426-428, Florence, 1995.

2A12

TMIHydrometeor (cloud liquid water, prec. water, cloud ice, prec. ice) profiles in 14 layers at 5 km horizontal resolution, along with latent heat and surface rain, over a 760 km swath

  • Hong, Y., C. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson, 1998:"Separation of Convective/Stratiform Precipitation Using Microwave Brightness Temperature", J. Appl. Meteorol, (conditionally accepted).
  • Kummerow, C. , W. Barnes, T. Kozu, J. Shiue, and J. Simpson, 1998:"The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Sensor Package J. Atmos. and Ocean Tech.., 15, 808-816.
  • Kummerow, C., W. S. Olson and L. Giglio. 1996:"A Simplified Scheme for Obtaining Precipitation and Vertical Hydrometeor Profiles from Passive Microwave Sensors," IEEE Trans. on Geosci. andRemote Sensing, 34, 1213-1232.
  • Olson, W., C. D. Kummerow and Y. Hong, 1988:"Atmospheric Latent Heating Distributions in the Tropics Derived from Satellite Passive Microwave Radiometer Measurements", , J. Appl. Meteorol., accepted (need to find the issue and pages)

2A21

PR (13.8 GHz) normalized surface cross-section at 4 km horizontal resolution and path attenuation (in case of rain), over a 220 km swath>

  • Caylor I.J., G.M. Heymsfield, R. Meneghini, and L.S. Miller, 1997: Correction of sampling errors in ocean surface cross-sectional estimates from nadir-lookingweather radar.J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 14, 203-210.
  • Iguchi, T. and R. Meneghini, 1994:Intercomparisons of single-frequency methods for retrieving a vertical rain profile from airborne or spaceborne radar data. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 11, 1507-1516.
  • Kozu, T., 1995: A generalized surface echo radar equation for down-looking pencil beam radar. IEICE Trans. Commun., E78-B, 1245-1248.
  • Marzoug, M. and P. Amayenc, 1994:A class of single- and dual-frequency algorithms for rain rate profiling from a spaceborne radar. Part I: Principle and tests from numerical simulations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 11, 1480-1506.
  • Meneghini, R. and K. Nakamura, 1990:Range profiling of the rain rate by an airborne weather radar. Remote Sens. Environ., 31, 193-209.

2A23

Rain type; storm, freezing, and bright band heights; from PR (13.8 GHz) at 4 km horizontal resolution over a 220 km swath

  • Awaka, J., T. Iguchi, and K. Okamoto, 1998: "Early results on rain type classification by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation radar", Proc. 8th URSI Commission F Open Symp., Aveiro, Portugal, pp.143-146.
  • Steiner, M., R.A. Houze, Jr., and S.E. Yuter, 1995: "Climatological characterization of three-dimensional storm structure from operational radar and rain gauge data", J. Appl. Meteor., 34, pp.1978-2007.

2A25

PR (13.8 GHz) rain rate, reflectivity, and attenuation profiles, at 4 km horizontal, and 250 m vertical, resolutions, over a 220 km swath

  • Iguchi, T., and R. Meneghini, "Intercomparison of Single Frequency Methods for Retrieving a Vertical Rain Profile from Airborne or Spaceborne Data," Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 1507-1516,1994.
  • Kozu, T., and T. Iguchi, "A preliminary study of non-uniform beam filling correction for spaceborne radar rainfall measurement," IEICE Trans. Commun., E79-B, pp. 763-769, June 1996.
  • Iguchi, T., T. Kozu, R. Meneghini, J. Awaka, and K. Okamoto, "Preliminary results of rain profiling with TRMM Precipitation Radar," Proc. of URSI-F International Triennial Open Symposium on Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing, Aveiro, Portugal, pp. 147-150, 1998.

2B31

  • Haddad, Z. S., E. A. Smith, C. D. Kummerow, T. Iguchi, M. R. Farrar, S. L. Durden, M. Alves, and W. S. Olson, 1997a: "The TRMM `Day-1' Radar/Radiometer Combined Rain-Profiling Algorithm", J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 75, 799-809.
  • Haddad, Z. S., D. A. Short, S. L. Durden, E. Im, S. Hensley, M. B. Grable and R.A. Black, 1997b: "A New Parametrization of the Rain Drop Size Distribution", IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 35, 532-539.

3A11

Rain rate, conditional rain rate, rain frequency, and freezing height for a latitude band from 40 degree N to 40 degree S, from TMI

  • Chang, A.T.C. and L. S. Chiu, 1998: Non-systematic Errors of Monthly Oceanic Rainfall Derived from SSM/I, Mon. Wea. Rev., in press.
  • Chiu, L.S., A.T.C. Chang, and J.Janowiak, "Comparison of monthly rain rates derived from GPI and SSM/I using probability distribution functions," Journal of Applied Meteorology, 32, 323-334, 1993.
  • Wang, S. A., 1995: Modeling the Beamfilling Correction for Microwave retrieval of Oceanic Rainfall, Ph. D. Dissertation, Dept of Meteorology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 99pp.
  • Wilheit, T.T., A.T.C. Chang and L.S. Chiu, 1991:Retrieval of monthly rainfall indices from microwave radiometric measurements using probability distribution functions.J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 8, 118-136.

3A26

Rain rate probability distribution at surface, 2 km, and 4 km for a latitude band from 400N to 400S, from PR

  • [1] Meneghini, R., 1998, J. Appl. Meteor., 37, 924-938.
  • [2] Meneghini, R., and J. Jones, 1993, . Appl. Meteor., 32, 386-398.
  • [3] Short, D.A., K. Shimizu, B. Kedem, 1993, J. Appl. Meteor., 32, 182-192.
  • [4] Kedem, B., L.S. Chiu, G.R. North, 1990, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 1965-1972.
  • [5] Atlas, D., D. Rosenfeld, D.A. Short, 1990, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 2153-2160.

3B31

Rain rate, cloud liquid water, rain water, cloud ice, grauples at 14 levels for a latitude band from 40 degree N to 40 degree S, from PR and TMI

  • Haddad, Z. S., E. A. Smith, C. D. Kummerow, T. Iguchi, M. R. Farrar, S. L. Durden, M. Alves and W. S. Olson, 1996: "The TRMM Day-1 Radar/Radiometer Combined Rain-Profiling Algorithm",http://pequod.jpl.nasa.gov/paper.html

3B42

Calibrated geosynchronous IR rain rate using TRMM estimates

  • Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, B. Rudolph, U. Schneider, and P. Keehn, 1995: "Global Precipitation Estimates Based on a Technique for Combining Satellite-Based Estimates, Rain Gauge Analysis, and NWP Model Precipitation Information", J. Clim., 8, 1284-1295.
  • Huffman, G.J., 1997: "Estimates of Root-Mean-Square Random Error for Finite Samples of Estimated Precipitation", J. Appl. Meteor., 1191-1201.
  • Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, P. Arkin, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, A. Gruber, J. Janowiak, A. McNab, B. Rudolph, and U. Schneider, 1997: "The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Combined Precipitation Dataset", Bul. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 5-20.

3B43

Merged rain rate from TRMM, geosynchronous IR, SSM/I, rain gauges

  • Huffman, G.J., R.F. Auler, B. Rudolph, U. Schneider, and P. Keehn, 1995: "Global Precipitation Estimates Based on a Technique for Combining Satellite-Based Estimates, Rain Gauge Analysis, and NWP Model Precipitation Information", J. Clim., 8, 1284-1295.
  • Huffman, G.J., 1997: "Estimates of Root-Mean-Square Random Error for Finite Samples of Estimated Precipitation", J. Appl. Meteor., 1191-1201.
  • Huffman, G.J., R.F. Auler, P. Arkin, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, A. Gruber, J. Janowiak, A. McNab, B. Rudolph, and U. Schneider, 1997: "The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Combined Precipitation Dataset", Bul. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 5-20.
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