Cloud-Top Evolution of Tropical Oceanic Squall Lines from Radar Reflectivity and Infrared Satellite Data

@inproceedings{Rickenbach1999CloudTopEO,
  title={Cloud-Top Evolution of Tropical Oceanic Squall Lines from Radar Reflectivity and Infrared Satellite Data},
  author={Thomas M. Rickenbach},
  year={1999}
}
Abstract Precipitation estimation over the tropical oceans is commonly performed using passive infrared (IR) measurements of cloud-top brightness temperature from geostationary satellites to infer the location of deep convection. It has been recognized in recent years that the majority of tropical precipitation is produced by mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). However, the relationship between the IR cloud-top patterns associated with MCSs and the underlying precipitation is not well… CONTINUE READING

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