Accession Number : ADA188769
Title : Validate Algorithms for the Determination of Rainfall Rates from SSM/I Microwave Satellite Imagery.
Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Aug-Sep 87.
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON SPACE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER
PDF Url : ADA188769
Report Date : Sep 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : This research effort has focussed on (a) obtaining and processing radar and calibrating raingage data from our primary validation sites which correspond to SSM/I overpasses, (b) ordering the SSM/I data for the same cases, and (c) completing the software required for merging the surface data and the SSM/I measurements. Since the required surface data has only recently arrived only a preliminary assessment has been made of the SSM/I brightness temperature measurements and rainfall products using National Weather Service raingage reports and GOES infrared imagery.
Descriptors : *RAINFALL INTENSITY, ALGORITHMS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, BRIGHTNESS, DETERMINATION, IMAGES, INFRARED IMAGES, MEASUREMENT, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, MICROWAVES, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, RADAR IMAGES, RAINFALL, RATES, SITES, SURFACES, TEMPERATURE, VALIDATION, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE