NWCSAF PPS precipitation product


Anke Thoss provides an overview on PPS rain retrieval methods.

Length: 30 min

Author: Anke Thoss (SMHI)


Anke Thoss starts her presentation with some thoughts on satellite derived rain rates and rain probabilities from LEO and GEO satellites. She points out that satellite derived rainfall products are especially helpful in regions without radar coverage. The precipitating cloud product is presented with an outline of the product algorithm. She demonstrates the product which is visualized in RGB colours reflecting the likelihood of instantaneous precipitation classes. A product validation based on version 2008 (product unchanged since then) is presented. The presentation ends with a look into the future, the MetOp second generation and its impact on the precipitation product.


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