Session 2B Precipitation Processes and Observations for Atmospheric, Land Surface, and Hydrological Modeling, Part I

Monday, 8 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Emad Habib, Univ. of Louisiana, Civil Engineering, Lafayette, LA; Yu Zhang, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Dept of Civil Engineering, Arlington, TX and Paul A. Kucera, UCAR, COMET, Boulder, CO

The precipitation session focuses on precipitation observation, modeling, estimation, and applications of in situ and remotely sensed precipitation products. Topics include, but are not limited to, (1) precipitation processes and modeling, (2) advances in remote sensing of precipitation from satellite and radar platforms, (3) recent development pertaining to fusion and downscaling of precipitation products, (4) assimilation of precipitation and precipitation-related variables in NWP models, and (5) impacts of improving precipitation estimates on hydrologic and land surface modeling.

10:30 AM
An Operational Passive Microwave Snowfall Rate Product and Its Application in Hydrology
Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, MD; and J. Dong, C. Kongoli, R. R. Ferraro, B. Yan, L. Zhao, P. Xie, and R. Joyce
10:45 AM
Errors Analysis on Estimating Raindrop Size Distribution in a Mei-Yu Front Heavy Rainfall Process
Zhimin Zhou, Institute of Heavy Rain, China Meteorological Administration, Wuhan City, China; and Z. Fu

11:00 AM
Global-Scale Evaluation of 22 Precipitation Datasets Using Gauge Observations and Hydrological Modeling
Hylke Beck, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ; and N. Vergopolan, M. Pan, V. Levizzani, A. I. J. M. van Dijk, G. Weedon, L. Brocca, F. Pappenberger, G. J. Huffman, and E. F. Wood
11:15 AM
Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) QPE Products Update—2016/2017
Jian Zhang, NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. W. Howard, L. Tang, S. M. Martinaitis, Y. Qi, S. B. Cocks, C. Langston, B. T. Kaney, and K. Cooper

11:30 AM
Comparison of Ground-Based Observations for Detecting Falling Snow
Bailey Swick, St. Cloud State Univ., Thief River Falls, MN; and A. Tokay, D. A. Marks, J. L. Pippitt, D. B. Wolff, and W. Petersen
11:45 AM
Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation Estimates with Ground- and Space-Based Radars
Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. J. Gourley and J. Zhang
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