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Early Results for Version 06 IMERGThe U.S. Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) science team is developing a long-term dataset based on intercalibrated estimates from the international constellation of precipitation-relevant satellites and other data. The Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) merged precipitation product (IMERG) is computed at the half hour, 0.1° x 0.1° resolution globally in three "Runs" Early, Late, and Final (4 hours, 14 hours, and 3.5 months after observation time, respectively). The longer latencies increase the available input data for the resulting estimates, most notably the use of monthly precipitation gauge analyses in the Final run. The Early and Late runs use a climatological gauge adjustment as a proxy for the monthly gauge analyses. At meeting time GPM should be well into computing the new Version 06, which will be the first time IMERG covers the last two decades and routinely provides morphed estimates in polar regions where the surface is snow- and ice-free. In this talk a few salient features of the IMERG algorithm will be summarized, then representative examples of IMERG products will be shown. This starts with basic results, such as animations of near-real-time maps, then extends to preliminary analyses of dataset characteristics. For example, the accumulations during Hurricane Harvey around Houston, Texas, USA, tended to be low, while accumulations along the Texas/Louisiana border to the northeast tended to be high. Furthermore, these opposite-sign differences occurred more or less simultaneously over much of the accumulation period. The working hypothesis is that there were systematic differences in the convective "regime" in the two places. The talk will end with a quick summary of the processing status and the future course of IMERG development.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Huffman, George J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bolvin, David T.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Lanham, MD, United States)
Nelkin, Eric J.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Lanham, MD, United States)
Tan, Jackson
(Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Lanham, MD, United States)
Braithwaite, Dan
(California Univ. (UCI) Irvine, CA, United States)
Hsu, Kuolin
(California Univ. (UCI) Irvine, CA, United States)
Joyce, Robert
(INNOVIM Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kidd, Christopher
(Maryland Univ. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sorooshian, Soroosh
(California Univ. (UCI) Irvine, CA, United States)
Xie, Pingping
(NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction College Park, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2019
Publication Date
July 28, 2019
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Meeting Information
Meeting: Annual Meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Location: Singapore
Country: Singapore
Start Date: July 28, 2019
End Date: August 2, 2019
Sponsors: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
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Use by or on behalf of the US Gov. Permitted.
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