Use Of Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data In The Study Of Climate Dynamics Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Summary form only given. The shifting location of rainy patches in the tropics excites long quasi-stationery planetary scale waves which are felt in the midlatitudes and express themselves as cold winters or dry summers, etc. Such effects are known to occur even in numerical climate models. However, there are no data that can be used in the verification of these models since precipitation over the tropical oceans is impossible to measure by conventional means. Several possible methods of collecting the kinds of information from space-based sensors are discussed. These mainly depend on active and passive microwave techniques. A number of interesting problems arise that are not being actively pursued. These included sampling errors, removal of various biases, etc. A short survey of these problems is presented.

name of conference

  • 10th Annual International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

published proceedings

  • 10th Annual International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

author list (cited authors)

  • North, G. R.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • North, GR

publication date

  • January 1990

publisher