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Estimating monthly precipitation from satellite data
  • Published Date:
    1970
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Meteorological Center (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Office note (National Meteorological Center (U.S.)) ; 46
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  • Description:
    Monthly precipitation for 5-degree latitude-longitude squares over the United States is related statistically to two parameters; estimates of the albedo of the ground and of the entire earth-atmosphere system. The latter are represented by macro-scale brightness data from Taylor and Winston (1968). The method yields only fair results when applied to independent data for Europe and Africa. Improvements may be realized if sufficient data can be obtained so that they can be subdivided by geography and season, and if two other satellite products beside albedo are added as parameters. These are the relative frequencies of cumiliform and stratiform clouds, and of the different circulation types.

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