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Hurricane structure and wind fields from stereoscopic and infrared satellite observations and radar dataHurricane cloud and precipitation structure have been studied by means of IR and stereoscopic visual satellite data from synchronized scanning GOES-East and -West, in combination with ground-based radar data for Hurricane Frederico and time-composited airborne radar data for Hurricane Allen. It is noted that stereoscopically measured cloudtop height in these hurricanes is not as closely correlated to radar reflectivity at lower levels as it is in intense thunderstorms over land. This and other results obtained imply that satellite precipitation estimation techniques for tropical cyclones that are based on cloudtop measurements will not be accurate with respect to time and place scales that are less than several hours and a few hundred km, respectively.
Document ID
19860059629
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hasler, A. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morris, K. R. (General Software Corp. Landover, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology
Volume: 25
ISSN: 0733-3021
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other