Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Precipitation: Part II"
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Interests: meteorology; atmospheric remote sensing
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing of Precipitation: Part III
Precipitation is a well-recognized pillar in the global water and energy balances. The accurate and timely understanding of its characteristics at the global, regional and local scales is indispensable for a clearer insight on the mechanisms underlying the Earth’s atmosphere-ocean complex system. Precipitation is one of the elements that is documented to be greatly affected by climate change.
In its various forms, precipitation comprises the primary source of freshwater which is vital for the sustainability of almost all human activities. Its socio-economic significance is fundamental in managing this natural resource effectively in applications ranging from irrigation to industrial and household usage.
Remote sensing of precipitation is pursued through a broad spectrum of continuously enriched and upgraded instrumentation, embracing sensors which can be ground-based (e.g., weather radars), satellite-borne (e.g., passive or active space-borne sensors), underwater (e.g., hydrophones), aerial, or ship-borne.
This Special Issue will host papers on all aspects of remote sensing of precipitation, including applications which embrace the use of remote sensing techniques of precipitation in tackling issues such as precipitation estimations and retrievals along with their methodologies and corresponding error assessment, precipitation modelling including validation, instrument comparison and calibration, understanding of cloud microphysical properties, precipitation downscaling, precipitation droplet size distribution, assimilation of remotely sensed precipitation into numerical weather prediction models, measurement of precipitable water vapor, etc. Also, papers on new technological advances as well as campaigns and missions on precipitation remote sensing (e.g., TRMM, GPM) are welcome.
Dr. Silas Michaelides
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- Weather radar
- Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE)
- Underwater precipitation remote sensing
- Cloud microphysical properties
- TRMM and GPM