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19 August 1998 Accuracy of rainfall retrieval of tropical stratified clouds
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Rainfall distribution over global and regional scales pays important role in research and application for climate change and global water cycle within the ocean-land- atmosphere system. Satellite-borne microwave (MW) radiometry, such as DMSP's SSM/I has been proved as a powerful tool for global rainfall estimation. Although its success in revealing global pattern and annual variation of global rainfall distribution, there is still big discrepancy in the accuracy and correlation of retrieval rainfall to real rainfall. For the improvement of retrieval accuracy, we still need to investigate the relationship between MW radiometry and rainfall rate through basic radiative transfer simulation of different precipitating cloud models. In this paper the primary analysis of the simulation is given, emphasizing the difference of the simulation results and their function to the remote sensing accuracy.
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Jinli Liu, Zhehu Cui, Daren Lu, Zhigang Han, Ling Zhang, and Minzheng Duan "Accuracy of rainfall retrieval of tropical stratified clouds", Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998);

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