NOAA Knows Remote Sensing of Precipitation
July 28, 2017 08:43 AM
Suomi NPP color composite visible imagery for 17 February 2017 highlights deep convection clouds (red), cellular convection (green) and stratiform clouds (yellow).
SCSB Chief Ralph Ferraro is the lead author of the first chapter in a new volume on the Water Cycle, part of the nine-volume set on Comprehensive Remote Sensing to be released by Elsevier. His chapter covers remote sensing of precipitation and includes information on:
o Visible and Infrared Methods;
o Passive Microwave Methods;
o Active Microwave Methods;
o Multisensor Datasets; and
o Drought and Flood Applications.
UMD Professor and CICS-MD Scientist Shunlin Liang is the Editor in Chief of the series. Elsevier plans to release the books in November 2015. They are available for pre-order at https://www.elsevier.com/books/comprehensive-remote-sensing/liang/978-0-12-803220-6. Ferraro, Ralph, Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Yang Hong, and K. Zhang, Chapter 1: Precipitation, in Volume 4: Remote Sensing of Hydrological Cycle (ed. Jiancheng Shi) of Comprehensive Remote Sensing (9 Vols., Elsevier, in press).