Accession Number : ADA299736

Title :   Developments and Evaluation of Over-Land Rain Rate Algorithms for the SSM/I.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Conner, Mark D.

PDF Url : ADA299736

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Much work has been done in the past several years on rain-rate algorithms using the Special Sensor Microwave/Images (SSM/I) for over-water regions. However, many users of this sensor, including the Department of Defense (DOD), require rain/no-rain determinations and rain-rate estimates in over-land areas of the world not adequately covered by the present surface, upper-air, and radar observation network. Presented here is the development of three new over-land rain-rate algorithms and an evaluation of them against algorithms developed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Research Laboratory (NOAA SRL) and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC).

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *RAIN, DATA BASES, COMPARISON, RESOLUTION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, THESES, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, RADAR IMAGES, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER FORECASTING, CORRELATION, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, RAINFALL INTENSITY, SNOW COVER, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, ECHOES, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, REMOTE DETECTORS, CALIBRATION, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, LAND AREAS, SURFACE TRUTH, RAIN GAGES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE