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METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Meteorol. Appl. (2012)
 

Summary: METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
Meteorol. Appl. (2012)
Published online in Wiley Online Library
(wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/met.1283
Evaluation of satellite-based and model re-analysis rainfall estimates for
Uganda
R. I. Maidment,a
* D. I. F. Grimes,a
R. P. Allan,a
H. Greatrex,a
O. Rojasb
and O. Leob
a Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
b Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission,
Ispra, Italy
ABSTRACT: The dependence of much of Africa on rainfed agriculture leads to a high vulnerability to fluctuations in
rainfall amount. Hence, accurate monitoring of near-real time rainfall is particularly useful, for example in forewarning
of possible crop shortfalls in drought-prone areas. Unfortunately, ground based observations are often inadequate. Rainfall
estimates from satellite-based algorithms and numerical model outputs can fill this data gap, however rigorous assessment
of such estimates is required. In this case, three satellite based products (NOAA-RFE 2.0, GPCP-1DD and TAMSAT)

  

Source: Allan, Richard P. - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

 

Collections: Geosciences