Affiliation: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
Project Mentees: Odinaka Echeta
2022 GPM Mentorship Program
Why are you participating in this program as a mentor?
During my MSc, PhD, and with my current position as a postdoc I have done extensive ground validation analysis of TRMM and GPM products. To be able to share these knowledge and experience appealed me to the program.
What is your area of expertise and how does GPM fit into your research?
My research interests lie at the intersection of hydrometeorology and remote sensing. I am particularly interested in data-driven analysis of the combination of remote sensing and numerical weather modeling for the accurate quantification of orographic precipitation and hydrological applications. I conduct ground validation of GPM products (Level-2 and Level-3) against ground radar data, mainly orographic precipitation over mountainous regions.
What is a challenge you often notice by users with using remote sensing data? Any advice to overcome this challenge?
Satellite-based precipitation products over complex terrain has multiple uncertainties. This challenge while it is very exciting to tackle has many difficulties. We are working on improving the data quality of satellite-based precipitation products over mountainous terrain by incorporating environmental variables from numerical weather models.