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