Remote Sensing Precipitation: Sensors, Retrievals, Validations, and Applications

  • Yang Hong
  • Guoqiang Tang
  • Yingzhao Ma
  • Qi Huang
  • Zhongying Han
  • Ziyue Zeng
  • Yuan Yang
  • Cunguang Wang
  • Xiaolin Guo
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Precipitation is one of the most important water cycle components. The chapter reviews modern instruments and techniques for global precipitation retrieval, including weather radars and satellites. Some of the most popular global multi-satellite precipitation products are introduced, including PERSIANN-CCS, TMPA, and IMERG. In addition, we extend to the typical regional and global studies about the assessment of various products and their application in flood detection and prediction.


Remote sensing Precipitation Sensors Retrievals Validations Applications 



This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71461010701), National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFE0102400), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 91437214).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Hong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guoqiang Tang
    • 1
  • Yingzhao Ma
    • 1
  • Qi Huang
    • 1
  • Zhongying Han
    • 1
  • Ziyue Zeng
    • 1
  • Yuan Yang
    • 1
  • Cunguang Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaolin Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Department of Hydraulic EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Civil Engineering and Environmental ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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