NASA SPoRT Project
Incorporating NASA spaceborne precipitation research products into National Mosaic QPE operational system for improved short-term weather prediction at Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
Background | Objective | Method | Case Study | Demo System | Publications

I. VPR Identification and Enhancement (VPR-IE) Method

The concept of VPR-IE is to determines the representative VPR and apply it to ground radar for near surface QPE.

II. VPR Conversion: Physically-based Model

Y. Wen, Q. Cao, P. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, J. Zhang, G. Zhang, B. Yong, 2012: Incorporating NASA space-borne radar data into NOAA National Mosaic QPE system for improved precipitation measurement: a physically based VPR identification and enhancement method. Journal of Hydrometeorology, in press, doi:


III. VPR Conversion: Empirical Model

Q. Cao, Y. Hong, Y. Qi, Y. Wen, J. Zhang, J. Gourley, L. Liao, 2012: Empirical Conversion of Vertical Profile of Reflectivity (VPR) from Ku-band to S-band Frequency, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.118, 1-12, DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50138.


IV. Range Effect Adjustment


V. VPR Conversion and Correction


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