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

• Q. Cao, Y. Hong, Y. Wen, J.J. Gourley, and P. Kirstetter, 2013: Enhancing Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) over Continental United States (CONUS) using a Physically-based Multi-sensor Integration Approach. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters , submitted for the 2nd round peer-review

• Y. Wen, Q. Cao, P. Kirstetter, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, J. Zhang, G. Zhang, and 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:

• Q. Cao, Y. Hong, Y. Qi, Y. Wen, J. Zhang, J. Gourley, and L. Liao, 2013: 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.

• Q. Cao, Y. Hong, J.J. Gourley, Y. Qi, J. Zhang, Y. Wen, and P. Kirstetter, 2013: Statistical and Physical Analysis of Vertical Structure of Precipitation in Mountainous West Region of US using 11+ Year Spaceborne TRMM PR Observations, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, vol.52, No.2, 408-424, doi:




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