Global precipitation map using satelliteborne microwave radiometers by the GSMaP project: Production and validation

Takuji Kubota, Hiroshi Hashizume, Shoichi Shige, Ken'ichi Okamoto, Kazumasa Aonashi, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Tomoo Ushio, Misako Kachi

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Abstract

By Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) Project, global surface rainfall estimates are retrieved from satelliteborne passive microwave radiometers. Using the common deterministic rain retrieval algorithm, we have obtained global rainfall maps from the TMI for 1998-2004, from the AMSR-E for 2003-2004, and from the AMSR for April-October 2003 and from the SSM/I for 2003-2004. We combined these rainfall retrievals derived from microwave radiometers (GSMaP_MWR). For the validation, the GSMaP-retrievals are compared to TRMM/PR rainfalls, GPROF-retrievals, and gauge-based data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Pages2584-2587
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 312006 Aug 4

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period06/7/3106/8/4

Keywords

  • Precipitation
  • Retrieval
  • Satelliteborne microwave radiometer
  • TRMM
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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