Goddard Convective-Stratiform Heating (CSH) Algorithm

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Latent heating (LH) cannot be measured directly with current techniques, including current remote sensing or in situ instruments, which explains why nearly all satellite retrieval schemes depend heavily on some type of cloud-resolving model or CRM (Tao et al. 2006, 2016). This is true for the current CSH algorithm (Tao et al. 2010).

Input: Combined 2BCMB (DPR + GMI) rainfall products

The CSH algorithm only requires information on surface precipitation rates, amount of stratiform rain, and the location of the observed cloud systems (i.e., land or ocean). 

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