Improving Infrared-Based Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms Using Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery

  • NasrinĀ Nasrollahi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis transforms satellite precipitation estimation through the integration of a multi-sensor, multi-channel approach to current precipitation estimation algorithms, and provides more accurate readings of precipitation data from space. 

Using satellite data to estimate precipitation from space overcomes the limitation of ground-based observations in terms of availability over remote areas and oceans as well as spatial coverage. However, the accuracy of satellite-based estimates still need to be improved. 

The approach introduced in this thesis takes advantage of the recent NASA satellites in observing clouds and precipitation. In addition, machine-learning techniques are also employed to make the best use of remotely-sensed "big data." The results provide a significant improvement in detecting non-precipitating areas and reducing false identification of precipitation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • NasrinĀ Nasrollahi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12080-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12081-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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