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More than 20 years after the last book on the subject the worldwide precipitation community has produced a comprehensive overview of its activities, achievements, ongoing research and future plans. Measuring Precipitation from Space presents state-of-the-art rainfall estimation algorithms, validation strategies, precipitation modelling, and assimilation in numerical weather prediction models. Clouds and precipitation observations and modelling are addressed for the improvement of the rainfall product quality. Special attention is given to the applications to monitoring and forecasting weather events and to climate monitoring in a frame of growing public interest.
From the Table of Contents Contributors Acknowledgments Preface SECTION 1: Climate monitoring.- SECTION 2: Cloud studies in support of satellite rainfall measurements.- SECTION 3: Rainfall algorithms.- SECTION 4: Blended techniques.- SECTION 5: Validating satellite rainfall measurements.- SECTION 6: Modeling precipitation processes and data assimilation for NWP.- SECTION 7: Applications to monitoring weather events.- SECTION 8: The present and future of satellite platforms.- List of acronyms.- List of symbols and functions.
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