Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 121–128 | Cite as

Precipitation measurement using DMSP SSM/I data and the third precipitation intercomparison project (PIP-3)

  • M L Nirala
  • A P Cracknell


The Defense Meteorological Satetlite Program (DMSP) is described and information is provided about the spacecraft, its environment, ground data system, global visible and infrared cloud data, The Third precipitation Intercomparison Project (PIP-3) objectives, principles of operation, serisof specifications and calibration ittformation of the SSM/I are discussed. Finally, some results of the Third Precipitation Intercornparison Project are presented.


Brightness Temperature Atoll Global Precipitation Climatology Project Latitude Band Antenna Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Physics & Electronic and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of DundeeScotlandUK

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