High-resolution Monthly Satellite Precipitation Product over the Conterminous United States

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Abstract

We present a data set that enhanced the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) monthly product 3B43 in its accuracy and spatial resolution. For this, we developed a correction function to improve the accuracy of TRMM 3B43, spatial resolution of ~25 km, by estimating and removing the bias in the satellite data using a ground-based precipitation data set. We observed a strong relationship between the bias and land surface elevation; TRMM 3B43 tends to underestimate the ground-based product at elevations above 1500 m above mean sea level (m.amsl) over the conterminous United States. A relationship was developed between satellite bias and elevation.
We then resampled TRMM 3B43 to the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data set at a spatial resolution of 30 arc second (~1 km on the ground). The produced high-resolution satellite-based data set was corrected using the developed correction function based on the bias-elevation relationship. Assuming that each rain gauge represents an area of ~1 km2, we verified our product against 9,200 rain gauges across the conterminous United States. The new product was compared with the gauges, which have 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100% temporal coverage within the TRMM period of 1998 to 2015. Comparisons between the high-resolution corrected satellite-based data and gauges showed an excellent agreement. The new product captured more detail in the changes in precipitation over the mountainous region than the original TRMM 3B43.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Stanford University
  • University of South Carolina
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Teknik och teknologier

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
StatusPublished - 2017 dec 12
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangAGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting, 2017 - Morial Center, New Orleans, USA
Varaktighet: 2017 dec 112017 dec 15
https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/

Konferens

KonferensAGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting, 2017
Förkortad titelAGU 2017
LandUSA
OrtNew Orleans
Period2017/12/112017/12/15
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