Satellite precipitation products are becoming increasingly useful to complement rain gauge networks in regions where these are too sparse to capture spatial precipitation patterns, such as in the Tropical Andes. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (TPR) was active for 17 years (1998-2014) and has generated one of the longest single-sensor, high-resolution, and high-accuracy rainfall records.
In this study, high-resolution (5km) gridded mean monthly climatological precipitation is derived from the raw orbital TPR data (TRMM 2A25) and merged with 723 rain gauges using multiple satellite-gauge (S-G) merging approaches.
Manz, B., Buytaert, W., Zulkafli, Z., Lavado, W., Willems, B., Robles, L.Alberto, Rodriguez-Sanchez, J.P., High-resolution satellite-gauge merged precipitation climatologies of the Tropical Andes, Journal Of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, vol.121, issue3, pp.1190-1207, 2016
High-resolution satellite-gauge merged precipitation climatologies of the Tropical Andes
Published 14 January 2016