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Emerging techniques for precipitation assessment and consistency studies

Show simple item record Behrangi, Ali 2021-07-09T20:38:29Z 2021-07-09T20:38:29Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Behrangi, A., 2021: Emerging techniques for precipitation assessment and consistency studies, in The Joint IPWG/GEWEX Precipitation Assessment (ed. R. Roca), WCRP Report 2/2021, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Geneva, Switzerland. en_US
dc.description DOI: 10.13021/gewex.precip.3.3
dc.description.abstract Besides traditional sensors used to estimate precipitation amount and distribution, several other Earth-observing sensors can provide valuable insights about precipitation quantity. Here, we show how observation of mass change from GRACE and GRACE-FO satellites can help quantify snowfall accumulation over Antarctica and frozen surfaces in the Northern Hemisphere, two regions that precipitation estimation from typical precipitation measuring sensors are the most uncertain. Similarly, we discuss how snow depth observation from the Operation IceBridge (OIB) can help assess snow accumulation over sea ice, where almost no other reliable in situ data exists. These independent observations can also give us insights into the consistency of variables used in the water budget equation. Furthermore, we discuss how complementary observations from radars can help refine our estimate of precipitation over the ocean and serve as a reference to assess other precipitation products. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher World Climate Research Programme en_US
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dc.subject snow en_US
dc.subject GRACE en_US
dc.subject SWE en_US
dc.subject radar en_US
dc.subject consistency en_US
dc.subject sea ice en_US
dc.subject Antarctica en_US
dc.subject ocean en_US
dc.title Emerging techniques for precipitation assessment and consistency studies en_US
dc.title.alternative Chapter 3.3 en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.13021/gewex.precip.3.3

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