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
    4. Jun Awaka, Toshio Iguchi, Ken'ichi Okamoto
      Pages 213-224
    5. Kenji Nakamura, Toshio Iguchi
      Pages 225-234
    6. Christian Kummerow, Hirohiko Masunaga, Peter Bauer
      Pages 235-252
  5. Blended Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Chris Kidd, Francisco J. Tapiador, Victoria Sanderson, Dominic Kniveton
      Pages 255-267
    3. Frank S. Marzano, Domenico Cimini, F. Joseph Turk
      Pages 269-279
    4. George J. Huffman, Robert F. Adler, Scott Curtis, David T. Bolvin, Eric J. Nelkin
      Pages 291-305
    5. Robert J. Joyce, John E. Janowiak, Pingping Xie, Phillip A. Arkin
      Pages 307-317
    6. Pingping Xie, Phillip A. Arkin, John E. Janowiak
      Pages 319-328
    7. Kuo-Lin Hsu, Yang Hong, Soroosh Sorooshian
      Pages 329-342
  6. Validating Satellite Rainfall Measurements

  7. Modeling Precipitation Processes and Data Assimilation for Nwp

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Alexander Khain, Daniel Rosenfeld, Alexander Pokrovsky
      Pages 421-434
    3. Peter Bauer, Philippe Lopez, Emmanuel Moreau, Frédéric Chevallier, Angela Benedetti, Marine Bonazzola
      Pages 447-457
    4. Andrea Buzzi, Silvio Davolio
      Pages 459-470
    5. Alberto Ortolani, Andrea Antonini, Graziano Giuliani, Samantha Melani, Francesco Meneguzzo, Gianni Messer et al.
      Pages 471-482
  8. Applications to Monitoring Weather Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Roderick A. Scofield, Robert J. Kuligowski
      Pages 485-495
    3. Francesca Torricella, Vincenzo Levizzani, F. Joseph Turk
      Pages 497-507
    4. Christoph Reudenbach, Thomas Nauss, Jürg Bendix
      Pages 509-519
    5. Carlo M. Medaglia, Sabrina Pinori, Claudia Adamo, Stefano Dietrich, Sabatino Di Michele, Federico Fierli et al.
      Pages 521-534
    6. Carlo M. Medaglia, Giulia Panegrossi, Stefano Dietrich, Alberto Mugnai, Eric A. Smith, Gregory J. Tripoli
      Pages 535-547

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.


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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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5834-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5835-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1621
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