Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Precipitation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Precipitation is a well-recognized pillar in global water and energy balances. An accurate and timely understanding of its characteristics at the global, regional, and local scales is indispensable for a clearer understanding of the mechanisms underlying the Earth’s atmosphere–ocean complex system. Precipitation is one of the elements that is documented to be greatly affected by climate change.
In its various forms, precipitation comprises a primary source of freshwater, which is vital for the sustainability of almost all human activities. Its socio-economic significance is fundamental in managing this natural resource effectively, in applications ranging from irrigation to industrial and household usage.
Remote sensing of precipitation is pursued through a broad spectrum of continuously enriched and upgraded instrumentation, embracing sensors which can be ground-based (e.g., weather radars), satellite-borne (e.g., passive or active space-borne sensors), underwater (e.g., hydrophones), aerial, or ship-borne.
This Special Issue will host papers on all aspects of remote sensing of precipitation, including applications that embrace the use of remote-sensing techniques of precipitation in tackling issues, such as precipitation estimations and retrievals along with their methodologies and corresponding error assessment, precipitation modelling including validation, instrument comparison and calibration, understanding of cloud microphysical properties, precipitation downscaling, precipitation droplet size distribution, assimilation of remotely sensed precipitation into numerical weather prediction models, measurement of precipitable water vapor, etc. Additionally, papers on new technological advances as well as campaigns and missions on precipitation remote sensing (e.g., TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) ) are welcome.
- Michaelides, S.; Levizzani, V.; Anagnostou, E.; Bauer, P.; Kasparis, T.; Lane, J.E. Precipitation: Measurement, remote sensing, climatology and modeling. Atmos. Res. 2009, 94, 512–533.
- Gabella, M.; Morin, E.; Notarpietro, R.; Michaelides S. Precipitation field in the Southeastern Mediterranean area as seen by the Ku-band spaceborne weather radar and two C-band ground-based radars. Atmos. Res. 2013, 119, 120–130.
- Katsanos, D.; Retalis, A.; Tymvios, F.; Michaelides, S. Analysis of precipitation extremes based on satellite (CHIRPS) and in situ dataset over Cyprus. Natural Hazard. 2016, doi:10.1007/s11069-016-2335-8.
- Lane, J.; Kasparis, T.; Michaelides, S.; Metzger, P. A phenomenological relationship between vertical air motion and disdrometer derived A-b coefficients. Atmos. Res. 2017, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.07.011.
- Retalis, A.; Tymvios, T.; Katsanos D.; Michaelides S. Downscaling CHIRPS precipitation data: An artificial neural network modelling approach. J. Remote Sens. 2017, doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1312031.
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- Weather radar
- Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE)
- Underwater precipitation remote sensing
- Cloud microphysical properties
- TRMM and GPM