2002 Annual

Wednesday, 16 January 2002
Examples of Climate Applications of TRMM Data
Zhong Liu, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and L. Chiu, W. Teng, G. Serafino, and R. Yang
Poster PDF (135.1 kB)
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint U.S.-Japan satellite mission to monitor tropical and subtropical (40 S - 40 N) precipitation and to estimate its associated latent heating. The TRMM satellite provides the first detailed and comprehensive dataset on the four dimensional distribution of rainfall and latent heating over vastly undersampled tropical and subtropical oceans and continents. The TRMM satellite was launched on November 27, 1997. Data from the TRMM satellite are archived and distributed by the NASA Goddard DAAC.

To encourage use of TRMM data, we prepared this poster to present several examples of using TRMM data sets in climate studies done by a number of researchers. We hope these examples will help the users to better understand the data and their applications. The poster includes: 1) TRMM data applications in weather forecasting and data assimilation; 2) TRMM data for the study of El Niņo and La Niņa; 3) Cloud and precipitation study using TRMM data; 4) TRMM data for monsoon and tropical cyclone studies; and 5) Apply basic statistical methods to TRMM precipitation data.

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