Session 3B Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling Part III

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Thomas Adams, NOAA/NWS, Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, OH

The session will focus on precipitation measurement/estimation with a eye on historical, high resolution, gridded, hourly, daily and subdaily precipitation (re-)analysis. Recently, significant research interest has focused on multi-sensor (gauge-radar-satellite-model) fusion procedures for hi-resolution regional precipitation We are hoping to continue discussions on: (1) the current status of precipitation data set development; (2) the current and future requirements for the data sets; (3) how to produce precipitation products that serve the research community while benefiting operations and service activities; (4) demonstrate successful uses of these products; and (5) describe multi-sensor data fusion processes. Contacts: Pingping Xie (, Thomas Adams (

11:00 AM
Snowfall Rate Retrieval using AMSU/MHS Measurements
Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, MD; and B. Yan, R. R. Ferraro, and C. Kongoli

11:15 AM
Inferring the Temporal Sampling Uncertainty of Satellite Precipitation in Data-Sparse Regions
Janice Bytheway, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. D. Kummerow
11:30 AM
Validation of FY-3B MWRI Rain Rate over China
Bin Xu, CMA National Meteorological Information Centre, Beijing, China; and L. Jiang, C. Shi, P. Xie, R. You, F. Wang, and Y. Ruan
11:45 AM
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