Precipitation Estimates from MSG SEVIRI Daytime, Nighttime, and Twilight Data with Random Forests

  title={Precipitation Estimates from MSG SEVIRI Daytime, Nighttime, and Twilight Data with Random Forests},
  author={Meike K{\"u}hnlein and Tim Appelhans and Boris Thies and Thomas Nauss},
  journal={Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology},
AbstractA new rainfall retrieval technique for determining rainfall rates in a continuous manner (day, twilight, and night) resulting in a 24-h estimation applicable to midlatitudes is presented. The approach is based on satellite-derived information on cloud-top height, cloud-top temperature, cloud phase, and cloud water path retrieved from Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) data and uses the random forests (RF) machine-learning algorithm… 

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  • Min MinChen Bai Jun Li
  • Environmental Science
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • 2019
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