Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory in space over a hurricane with constellation satellites in the background.

2011 PMM Science Team Meeting Files


Monday, November 7th

Session 1: Programatics (Chair: R. Kakar)
8:00 - 8:20 NASA HQ PMM Program Status R. Kakar Download
8:20 - 8:40 NASA PMM Science A. Hou Download
8:40 - 9:00 NASA TRMM Science S. Braun Download
9:00 - 9:20 NASA GPM Project A. Azarbarzin Download
9:20 - 9:40 Precipitation Processing System (PPS) E. Stocker Download
9:40 - 9:50 Announcements D. Kirschbaum  
(Chair: S. Braun)
10:20 - 10:40 JAXA TRMM/GPM Program Status R. Oki Download
10:40 - 11:00 JAXA TRMM Science Status Y. Takayabu Download
11:00 - 11:20 JAXA GPM Science Status K. Nakamura Download
11:20 - 11:40 DPR Algorithm Status  T. Iguchi Download
Session 2: GPM Algorithm Status (Chair: A. Hou)
1:10 – 1:30 US contributions to DPR algorithm development R. Meneghini Download
1:30 – 1:50 DPR+GMI combined algorithm W. Olson Download
1:50 – 2:10  Radiometer algorithm C. Kummerow Download
2:10 – 2:30 X-CAL status T. Wilheit Download
2:30 – 2:50 Multi-satellite algorithms (iMERG)        G. Huffman Download
Session 3: Partner Reports (Chair: C. Kummerow)
3:20 – 3:40 Status of the Megha-Tropiques mission   R. Roca Download
3:40 – 4:00 ECMWF Report P. Bauer/A. Geer Download
4:00 – 4:20  NOAA activities related to GPM R. Ferraro Download

Tuesday, November 8th

Session 5: Science Reports I (Chair: K. Nakamura)
8:00 – 8:20

Lightning, convective intensity and severe weather from 13 years of PR and TMI precipitation features and implications for the GPM era

E. Zipser Download
8:20 – 8:40 Global climatology of surface precipitation: The role of TRMM and GPM R. Adler Download
8:40 – 9:00 Changing tropical rainfall characteristics in a warmer climate deduced from TRMM and GPCP data  W. Lau Download
9:00 - 9:20 Current and emerging perspectives on urban-precipitation-flood relationships M. Shepherd Download
Session 6: Science Reports II (Chair: J. Turk)
9:50 - 10:10 Continental surface emissivity activities for the GPM algorithm development team C. Prigent/F. Aires Download
10:10 - 10:30 Integrated hydrologic validation to improve physical precipitation retrievals for GPM C. Peters-Lidard Download
10:30 - 10:50 Error characterization studies W. Krajewski Download
10:50 - 11:10 Snow detection over land and snow retrieval database building over ocean G. Liu Download
11:10 - 11:30 Precipitation type and profile classification module for DPR V. Chandrasekar Download
Session 7: Science Reports III (Chair: L. Jones)
1:00 – 1:20

The benefits of dimensionality reduction in Bayesian retrievals of rain rate from passive microwave observations: application to matched PR and TMI observations over ocean

G. Petty Download
1:20 – 1:40

Investigating differences in rainfall distributions from a constellation of sensors including the latest TRMM Version 7, SSM/I, and CloudSat products

W. Berg Download
1:40 – 2:00 Insights on tropical convection from MIRS and TRMM intercomparisons      F. Robertson Download
2:00 – 2:20 TRMM V7 and V6 rain retrievals in intense convective systems D. Cecil Download
Session 8: Science Reports IV (Chair: Y. Takayabu)
2:50 – 3:10

Prediction of the vertical distribution of heating and precipitation from a suite of mesoscale models and validation with TRMM data sets                      

T. Krishnamurti Download
3:10 – 3:30

Evaluation of TRMM latent heating algorithms in different global convective regimes

R. Johnson Download
3:30 – 3:50 Convection sensitivity to atmospheric state during the developing stage of the MJO     A. Del Genio Download
3:50 – 4:10 Wind, rain, and hydrologic balance over ocean                 T. Liu Download

Wednesday, November 9th

Session 10: Ground Validation/International Collaborations I  (Chair: G. S.-Jackson)  
8:00 - 8:20 LPVEx (Finnish Activities) D. Moisseev Download
8:20 - 8:40 2010-2011 CHUVA Project activities: results and perspectives L. Machado Download
8:40 - 9:00

On the feasibility to partition LWP in its cloud and rain components by ADMIRARI at different precipitation regimes: from the tropics to high latitudes 

P. Garfias/A. Battaglia Download
9:00 - 9:20 Calibration procedures and scanning strategies for ground validation L. Baldini Download
9:20 - 9:40 GCPEx (Canadian Activities) D. Hudak Download
Session 11: Ground Validation/International Collaborations II (Chair: E. Anagnostou)
10:10 - 10:30 KMA Activity on GPM GV: Statistical comparisons and future plan M. Ou Download
10:30 - 10:50 panish-GPM activities: DSD analyses, algorithm research and climate applications of precipitation products F. Tapiador Download
10:50 - 11:10 Evaluation of satellite precipitation estimates using Israel ground reference data E. Morin/E. Amitai Download
11:10 - 11:30 Radar measurement of alpine precipitation  A. Berne Download
11:30 – 11:50 HyMeX P. Drobinski/G. Delrieu Download
Session 12: PMM Ground Validation Science & Field Campaign Activities (Chair: C. Schumacher)
1:20 – 1:40 Ground validation status/MC3E W. Petersen Download
1:40 – 2:00 NASA/N-pol data collection in MC3E S. Rutledge Download
2:00 – 2:20 MC3E: Real time forecast and post mission simulationss W.-K. Tao Download
2:20 – 2:40 Vertical structure of DSD parameters retrieved from profilers C. Williams Download
2:40 – 3:00

Ground validation in regions of complex topography - Mapping the 4D structure of rainfall: Implications for hydrologic services and water resources management

A. Barros Download
Session 13: PMM Business (Chair: A. Hou/S. Braun)
3:30 – 3:50 GPM Education and Public Outreach Activities D. Kirschbaum Download
3:50 – 4:30 Open Discussion   -
Session 14: Plenary Meeting Wrap-up
4:30-4:45 Action Item review A. Hou/S. Braun -
4:45-5:00 Closing remarks R. Kakar -




Poster Session 1
100 Thirteen Year TRMM Composite Climatology (TCC) Robert Adler, Jian-Jian Wang, and Guojun Gu Download
101 Is TRMM PR V7 better than V6? Evaluation with a Dense Gauge Network Eyal Amitai, Carl Unkrich, David Goodrich, Emad Habib, and Bryson Thill Download
102 Ensemble Error Propagation of Satellite Rainfall Estimate in Multi-Scale Basin Flow Simulations E.N. Anagnostou, Y. Hong, JJ. Gourley, V. Maggioni, H. Vergara, and D. Stampoulis Download
103 New GSMaP over-land precipitation retrieval algorithm Kazumasa Aonashi and Hiroshi Ishimoto Download
104 Introduction of spectral localization to ensemble-based variational assimilation for a cloud-resolving model Kazumasa Aonashi Download
105 From Fog to Tropical Cyclones - Challenges to Comprehensive Ground Validation in the Southern Appalachians Anna Wilson, Jing Tao, Kevin Olson, Ana Barros, Olivier Prat, and Douglas Miller Not Available
106 A multi-frequency approach to retrieve microphysical snowfall parameters for current and future NASA observation systems Ralf Bennartz, Mark Kulie, and Mike Hiley Not Available
107 Investigating the Evolution/Impact of Rainfall Bias Errors through Version 7 and Beyond Wesley Berg Download
108 A Physically-based Rainfall Rate Algorithm for All Surfaces: Applicability to All Microwave Sensors Including TRMM & GPM S.-A. Boukabara, L. Moy, K. Garrett, F. Iturbide-Sanchez, C. Grassotti, and W. Chen Download
109 Dynamic Downscaling Precipitation and Soil Moisture using Coupled WRF-tRIBS Model - A Preliminary Test Liao-Fan Lin, Gautum Bisht, Jingfeng Wang, and Rafael Bras Download
110 Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3): A multi-year NASA Earth Venture-1 Investigation Scott Braun, Paul Newman, and Marilyn Vasques Download
111 Application of AMSR-E and a ground-based radar to assess cloud microphysical schemes in the WRF model for a winter storm Mei Han, Scott A. Braun, Toshihisa Matsui, and Christopher R. Williams Download
112 Comparison of Do and R from KPOL and PR: Version 6 vs Version 7 V.N. Bringi, Gwo-Jong Huang, David Marks, and David Wolff Download
113 Intense / Severe Convective Systems: Climatologies and Precipitation Retrievals Daniel Cecil Download
114 GPM Profile Classification Algorithm Chandrasekar and Minda Le Download
115 Modified monthly oceanic rain algorithm to account for TRMM boost- climate trends from TRMM Long Chiu, R. Chokngamowong, and T. Wilheit Download
116 NOAA's Hydrometeorology Testbed - Southeast: Status and Plans Rob Cifelli, Kelly Mahoney, Lynn Johnson, Tim Schneider,Ben Moore, Ana Barros, Walt Petersen, and Witek Krajewski Download
117 Enhancing Global Precipitation Products using Remotely-Sensed Surface Soil Moisture Wade Crow, Fan Chen and George Huffman Download
118 Using Precipitation Measurement Mission Data in Applied Science Projects Steve Kempler, William Teng, Zhong Liu, Dana Ostrenga, Mary Greene, and Robert Adler Download
119 Enhancing Access and Understanding of Precipitation Measurement Mission Data and Information William Teng, Steve Kempler, Zhong Liu, Dana Ostrenga, and Mary Greene Download
120 Convection sensitivity to atmospheric state during the developing stage of the MJO Anthony Del Genio, Jingbo Wu, Yonghua Chen, Daehyun Kim, and Mao-Sung Yao Download
121 Using surface classification to improve SRT performance over land S. L. Durden, S. Tanelli, and R. Meneghini Download
122 Land Surface Characterization for GPM-Era Algorithms Ralph Ferraro, Nai-Yu Wang, Cecilia Hernandez, and Kaushik Gopalan Download
123 Developing Winter Precipitation Algorithm over Land from Satellite Observations and C3VP Field Campaign Data Nai-Yu Wang, Kaushik Gopalan, and Ralph Ferraro Download
124 Precipitation Sparse Downscaling and Multisensor Estimation Mohammad Ebtehaj and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou Download
125 2A23 V7 Rain Types Aaron Funk and Courtney Schumacher Download
126 Current status of the high resolution products of the GSMaP with IR and Rain Gauge Tomoo Ushio, Takuji Kubota, and Misako Kachi Not Available
127 Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Products through Streamflow Simulation in a Hydrological Modeling of the Blue Nile River Basin Menberu M. Bitew and Mekonnen Gebremichael Download
128 NPOL radar upgrade John Gerlach, Walt Petersen, and Mike Watson

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129 Combined Satellite Radar-Radiometer Precipitation Algorithm for TRMM and GPM Mircea Grecu and Lin Tian Download
130 In situ Precipitation Dataset in High Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere Pavel Ya. Groisman Download
131 Changes in intense precipitation over conterminous U.S.: Observational evidence and possible causes Pavel Groisman, Richard Knight, and Thomas Karl Download
132 Using the CloudSat data over precipitating systems to help constrain the GPM retrieval algorithms Ziad S. Haddad, F. Joe Turk, Stephen L. Durden, Svetla Hristova-Veleva, and Simone Tanelli Download
133 Ice Cloud Particle Ensemble Parameterizations for Temperatures of 0 to –90C Andrew Heymsfield, Aaron Bansemer, and others Download
134 Using Airborne Radar Measurements to Improve Physical Assumptions in DPR and GMI Algorithms Gerald Heymsfield, Lin Tian, and Mircea Grecu Download
135 Development of Ice and Mixed-phase Precipitation Parameterizations for GPM Combined Radar-Radiometer Algorithm Applications William Olson, Mircea Grecu, Lin Tian, Benjamin Johnson, Kwo-Sen Kuo, and Andy Heymsfield Download
136 Systematic evaluation of NASA precipitation radar estimates using NOAA/NSSL National Mosaic QPE products Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Yang Hong, Jonathan J. Gourley, Sheng Chen, Zachary Flamig, Jian. Zhang, Kenneth Howard, Walt Petersen, and Eyal Amitai Download
137 Improving precipitation estimation in mountainous west region of United States by incorporating space-borne radar measurements into National Mosaic QPE system Yixin Wen, Yang Hong, Qing Cao, Jian Zhang, Jonathan Gourley, Guifu Zhang and Kenneth Howard Download
138 Extreme Precipitation as Depicted in the TMPA and GPCP 1DD George J. Huffman, Robert F. Adler, David T. Bolvin, and Eric J. Nelkin Download
139 Version 7 algorithm for the TRMM Precipitation Radar Toshio Iguchi, Robert Meneghini, Jun Awaka, Toshiaki Kozu, John Kwiatkowski, Naofumi Yoshida, Sinta Seto, and Ken'ichi Okamoto Download
140 Retrieval Algorithm Development for Falling Snow Detection and Estimation over Land Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Benjamin Johnson, Joe Munchak, and James Wang Download
141 Retrieval Algorithm Sensitivity to Variations in Ice Particle Physical Properties Benjamin Johnson and Gail Skofronick-Jackson Download
142 Snowfall Detection and Combined Algorithm Capabilities of GPM S. Joseph Munchak, Benjamin T. Johnson, Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Mircea Grecu, and Bill Olson

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143 GMI L1B Algorithm Development Yimin Ji, Stephen Bilanow, and Erich Stocker Not Available
144 Kinematic and Diabatic Profiles from AMMA Sounding Data Adam J. Davis, Richard H. Johnson, and Paul E. Ciesielski Download
145 Impact of TMI V7 Brightness Temperatures on the TMI Ocean Precipitation Retrievals W. Linwood Jones, Spencer Farrar and Steve Bilanow Download
146 Deep Space Calibration ReAnalysis for TMI - A Pathfinder for GMI W. Linwood Jones Spencer Farrar and Stephen Bilanow Not Available


Poster Session 2
200 An Evaluation of the GPROF V7 Cloud-Radiation Database Eun-Kyoung Seo and Christian Kummerow Download
201 Studies of Error Structure of GPM Rainfall Estimates and Scale Aspects of Floods Witold Krajewski, Luciana Cunha, James Smith, Ricardo Mantilla, Bong-Chul Seo, and Jin-Young Hyun Download
202 The GPM Passive Microwave Rainfall Algorithm Christian Kummerow Download
203 Observed recent trends in tropical cyclone rainfall over the North Atlantic, Northeast and Northwest Pacific Yaping Zhou and William Lau Download
204 Changes in Tropical Rainfall and Cloud Characteristics Associated with ENSO K.-M. William Lau and H.-T. Jenny Wu Download
205 Experimental Drought Monitoring and Flood Forecasting over Africa Using TMPA Precipitation: A Prototype for a Global Forecasting System Huilin Gao, Alok Sahoo, Ming Pan, Nathalie Voisin, Michele Minihand, Justin Sheffield, Eric Wood and Dennis Lettenmaier Download
206 A Framework of Mixed-Phase Hydrometeor Scattering Tables Liang Liao, Robert Meneghini, and Simone Tanelli Download
207 Water Balance over Ocean, Land, and Storm W. Timothy Liu, Xiaosu Xie, and Wenqing Tang Download
208 Developing A Cloud-Radiation Database at High Microwave Frequencies for Snowfall Retrieval Guosheng Liu, Yu Wang, Holly Nowell, and Yalei You Download
209 Status of the Development of the Synthetic GPM Simulator Toshihisa Matsui, Takamichi Iguchi, Xiaowen Li, and Wei-Kuo Tao Download
210 Refinement of vicarious cold calibration double difference for GPM radiometer inter-calibration Rachael Kroodsma, Darren McKague, and Christopher Ruf Download
211 Quantifying the Contribution of Land Cover to Global Land Surface Emissivity Similarity Classification Karen Mohr and Grant Petty Download
212 Field Campaign for GPM/DPR Ground Validation using the Dual Ka-band Radar system Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Masonori Nishikawa, Kenji Nakamura, Shuji Shimizu, Hiroshi Hanado, and Haruya Minda Download
213 Intercalibration of 183 GHz sounder channels Vivienne Payne, Eli Mlawer, Alison Chase, and Jean-Luc Moncet Download
214 Land Surface Modeling and Data Assimilation to Support Physical Precipitation Retrievals for GPM Yudong Tian, Kenneth Harrison, Sarah Ringerud, and Christa Peters-Lidard Download
215 Summary of ARM observations of convective cloud lifecycle during the Mid-latitude Convective Clouds Experiment Michael Jensen, Walt Petersen, Pavlos Kollias, Scott Giangrande, Nitin Bharwadaj, Scott Collis, and Dave Turner Download
216 Spanish GPM Activities Francisco J. Tapiador, Manuel de Castro, Fernando Cuartero, Enrique Arias, Diego Cazorla, Juan Pardo, Cecilia Marcos, Miguel A. Martinez, Gabino Sanchez, Ramiro Checa, Dimitris Katsanos, and Walt Petersen Download
217 3-D Applications of Disdrometer and Polarimetric Radar Measurements to Support GPM Algorithm Development Walter Petersen, Viswanathan Bringi, Lawrence Carey, Ali Tokay, Patrick Gatlin, David Wolff, and Merhala Thurai Download
218 Merged radar-aircraft products in GPM-GV Stephen Nesbitt, Walter Petersen, and Matthew Schwaller Download
219 The ARM global precipitation radar network Scott Collis, Nitin Bharadwaj, Kevin Widener, Scott Giangrande, Michael Jensen and Adam Theisen Not Available
220 Over Land Precipitation Detection and Retrieval from TMI Grant Petty and Ke Li Download
221 Insights on Tropical Convection from MIRS and TRMM Intercomparisons Franklin Robertson, Clay Blankenship, and Robert Atkinson Download
222 Comparison of V6 and V7 data around Darwin, Australia: Comparison to the C-pol radar Brenda Dolan, Steven Rutledge, Timothy Lang, Robert Cifelli, and Stephen Nesbitt Download
223 West African MCS characteristics: A climatological TRMM perspective Nick Guy and Steven A. Rutledge Download
224 Current and Emerging Perspectives on Urban Hydroclimate Interactions Marshall Shepherd, Steve Burian, and Menglin Jin Download
225 Improvement of rainfall retrieval for passive microwave radiometer over the mountain areas Shoichi Shige and Aina Taniguchi Not Available
226 Extreme Rainfall and Flooding from Landfalling Tropical Cyclones in the Eastern US James Smith, Gabriele Villarini, Mary Lynn Baeck and Witold Krajewski Download
227 Effective Integration of LEO and GEO Sensors for Precipitation Retrieval: Global implementation of REFAME Ali Behrangi, Kuolin Hsu, and Soroosh Sorooshian Not Available
228 Geolocation Changes for TRMM V7 and GPM Steve Bilanow, Michael Hensley, Weiwei Li, Larry Woltz, and John Kwiatkowski Download
229 Filtering suspicious large values in 2A25_V7 "extreme" rain Atsushi Hamada and Yukari N. Takayabu Not Available
230 Bayesian Classification and Retrieval for APR-2 measurements Simone Tanelli, Stephen L. Durden, Ziad S. Haddad, Gianfranco Sacco, Robert Chen, Andrew Heymsfield, Aaron Bansemer, Robert Meneghini and Liang Liao Not Available
231 MC3E: Real time Forecast and Post Mission Simulations Wei-Kuo Tao, Di Wu, and Toshi Matsui Download
232 Spatial & temporal analysis of simulated streamflow based on remotely sensed precipitation Kenneth Tobin and Marvin Bennett Download
233 An experimental study of the small-scale variability of raindrop size distribution Jan-Bernd Schroer, Ali Tokay, Clemens Simmer, and Paul G. Bashor Not Available
234 Evaluation of the laser-optical Parsivel2 disdrometer Ali Tokay, David B. Wolff, Walter A. Petersen, David Makofski, and Jianxin Wang, Download
235 Explaining Variations in Microwave Surface Emissivity from Passive Microwave Observations Joe Turk, Li Li, Ziad Haddad, and Kyungwon Park Download
236 Latest Improvements on Microwave Land Emissivity Model for GPM Applications Fuzhong Weng, Ming Chen and Quanhua Liu Download
237 Texas A&M Participation in X-CAL and the Radar Enhanced Radiometer Algorithm Team Thomas Wilheit Download
238 Vertical Structure of DSD parameters retrieved from profilers Christopher Williams Download
239 Radar and Disdrometer Observations During MC3E David B. Wolff and David A. Marks Download
240 Extending CMORPH to the Poles: Preliminary Results Robert Joyce, Pingping Xie, Shaorong Wu, and Soo-Hyun Yoo Download
241 Infusing the Chinese FY3B PMW Retrievals into CMORPH Pingping Xie, Chun-Xiang Shi, Robert Joyce, Bin Xu, and An-Yuan Xiong Download
242 Improvements of TRMM V7 rainfall estimates from the perspective of precipitation features Chuntao Liu Download
243 Relationships between TRMM precipitation characteristics and large-scale vertical motions in four reanalysis datasets over tropical oceans Chie Yokoyama, Edward J. Zipser, and Chuntao Liu Download
244 On the relation between mesoscale convective system life cycles and TRMM observations over Southeastern South America Luciano Vidal, Paola Salio, Ed Zipser, and Chuntao Liu Download
245 Downscaling GPM-like satellite precipitation information by WRF ensemble data assimilation system Milija Zupanski, Sara Q. Zhang, Jason Otkin, Arthur Hou, Xin Lin, and Samson Cheung Download
246 Spatial and Temporal Variability of Raindrop Size Distribution within TRMM/GPM Radar Footprint Jan-Bernd Schroer, Ali Tokay, Clemens Simmer, and Paul G. Bashor Download


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