The TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA): Quasi-Global, Multiyear, Combined-Sensor Precipitation Estimates at Fine Scales

  title={The TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA): Quasi-Global, Multiyear, Combined-Sensor Precipitation Estimates at Fine Scales},
  author={George J. Huffman and David T. Bolvin and Eric J. Nelkin and David B. Wolff and Robert F. Adler and Guojun Gu and Yang Hong and Kenneth P. Bowman and Erich Franz Stocker},
  journal={Journal of Hydrometeorology},
Abstract The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) provides a calibration-based sequential scheme for combining precipitation estimates from multiple satellites, as well as gauge analyses where feasible, at fine scales (0.25° × 0.25° and 3 hourly). TMPA is available both after and in real time, based on calibration by the TRMM Combined Instrument and TRMM Microwave Imager precipitation products, respectively. Only the after-real-time product… 

The TRMM Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA)

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  • F. TurkS. Miller
  • Environmental Science
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • 2005
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