Validation of Rain/No-Rain Discrimination in the Standard TRMM Data Products 1B21 and 1C21

Yuji OHSAKI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.8   pp.2321-2325
Publication Date: 2001/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Sensing
Keyword: 
TRMM,  rain/no-rain discrimination,  radar signal fluctuation,  computer simulation,  

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Summary: 
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a United States-Japan joint project to measure rainfall from space. The first spaceborne rain radar is aboard the TRMM satellite. Rain/no-rain discrimination for the TRMM provides useful information for on-line data processing, storage, and post-processing analysis. In this paper, rain/no-rain discrimination for the TRMM has been validated through simulation and theory for the no-rain condition and by comparison with the ground-based radar data for rain conditions.