Quantifying Global Uncertainties in a Simple Microwave Rainfall Algorithm

  title={Quantifying Global Uncertainties in a Simple Microwave Rainfall Algorithm},
  author={Christian Kummerow and Wesley Berg and Jody Thomas-Stahle and Hirohiko Masunaga},
While a large number of methods exist in the literature for retrieving rainfall from passive microwave brightness temperatures, little has been written about the quantitative assessment of the expected uncertainties in these rainfall products at various time and space scales. The latter is the result of two factors: sparse validation sites over most of the world’s oceans, and algorithm sensitivities to rainfall regimes that cause inconsistencies against validation data collected at different… CONTINUE READING
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