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Measuring Precipitation From Space

EURAINSAT and the Future

  • Vincenzo Levizzani
  • Peter Bauer
  • F. Joseph Turk

Part of the Advances In Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Climate Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel Rosenfeld
      Pages 7-24
    3. Arnold Gruber, Bruno Rudolf, Mark M. Morrissey, Toshiyuki Kurino, John E. Janowiak, Ralph R. Ferraro et al.
      Pages 25-35
    4. Phillip A. Arkin, Heidi M. Cullen, Pinping Xie
      Pages 37-47
    5. Gilberto A. Vicente, the GES DAAC Hydrology Data Support Team
      Pages 49-58
  3. Cloud Studies in Support of Satellite Rainfall Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. M. J. Costa, Vincenzo Levizzan, Elsa Cattani, Samantha Melani
      Pages 79-95
    3. Maria João Costa, Elsa Cattani, Vincenzo Levizzan, Ana Maria Silva
      Pages 97-111
    4. Dong-Bin Shin, Alessandro Battaglia, Franco Prodi, Federico Porcù
      Pages 113-125
    5. Claudia Adamo, Robert Solomon, Carlo M. Medaglia, Stefano Dietrich, Alberto Mugnai
      Pages 127-134
    6. Emmanouil N. Anagnostou, Themis G. Chronis
      Pages 135-148
    7. Francisco J. Tapiador, Chris Kidd, Vincenzo Levizzani, Frank S. Marzano
      Pages 149-161
  4. Rainfall Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. William S. Olson, Song Yang, John E. Stout, Mircea Grecu
      Pages 179-188
    3. Toshio Iguchi
      Pages 199-212

About this book


More than 20 years after the last book on the subject the worldwide precipitation community has produced a comprehensive overview of its activities, achievements, ongoing research and future plans. Measuring Precipitation from Space presents state-of-the-art rainfall estimation algorithms, validation strategies, precipitation modelling, and assimilation in numerical weather prediction models. Clouds and precipitation observations and modelling are addressed for the improvement of the rainfall product quality. Special attention is given to the applications to monitoring and forecasting weather events and to climate monitoring in a frame of growing public interest.

No other book can offer to scientists, Ph.D. or equivalent students, professionals in environmental disciplines, and decision makers such a powerful tool to understand the basics of remote sensing for precipitation, to make use of existing products and to have a glimpse of the near future missions and instruments.

Other categories of readers will find in the book reference material for their questions on weather and climate applications. The essays are written by the most qualified experts in the field of passive and active remote sensing, cloud and mesoscale modelling, validation and space mission planning. Top academic and research institutions and space agencies have concurred to the first joint effort ever.


Aerosol Blende Climatology Cloud Orbit Precipitation Rain Scale Snow Storm Weather digital elevation model integrated circuit remote sensing satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Levizzani
    • 1
  • Peter Bauer
    • 2
  • F. Joseph Turk
    • 3
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)Italy
  2. 2.European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)UK
  3. 3.Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)USA

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