Tag Archive: Precipitation

Research brief: New product improves satellite rainfall estimates for data-scarce regions

June 10, 2020 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New product improves satellite rainfall estimates for data-scarce regions

Researchers have developed a hybrid approach to estimate recent rainfall that combines satellite-based rainfall estimates with satellite-based soil moisture estimates. When this approach was tested against independent rain gauge measurements it showed notable improvements.

Research brief: Higher streamflow variability than rainfall creates challenges for hydrologic variability framework.

March 9, 2020 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Higher streamflow variability than rainfall creates challenges for hydrologic variability framework.

New research shows, contrary to expectation, the inter-annual variance in evapotranspiration is much smaller than for precipitation, runoff and soil storage. Accounting for hydrologic covariances explains why it is possible for variability in the principal sink (e.g., streamflow) to exceed variability in the source (precipitation).

Seminar: Sensing Cloud and Precipitation from Space

October 23, 2019 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dr Maki Kikuchi (Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Center for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL), the University of Newcastle) Serving as two key determinants of the planet’s radiation budget and the water cycle, cloud and precipitation have fundamental influences on the formation of the climate system. Satellite remote sensing of cloud and precipitation has evolved from the need to detect their spatial and temporal distribution characteristics on a global scale, to untangle their underlying complex processes... View Article