Tag: Remote Sensing

Oct 1, 2015

MODIS: A Decade of Sea Surface Temperatures

Satellite-based instruments are the best tools we have for measuring sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on a global scale, but turning infrared sensor data into accurate…

Aug 21, 2015

Net Surface Shortwave Radiation from GOES Imagery—Product Evaluation Using Ground-Based Measurements from SURFRAD

The balance of incoming and outgoing radiation at the Earth’s surface plays a crucial role in how energy and water is exchanged between the surface…

Jul 13, 2015

Calibrating Satellite Data to Better Understand Clouds

The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) collects and analyzes satellite data in order to advance our understanding of clouds—how they are distributed around the…

Feb 27, 2015

PERSIANN: Climate Data Record and Smartphone App

The Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS) at the University of California, Irvine, a partner of CICS-NC, has developed a smartphone/tablet application called “RainMapper”…

Oct 29, 2014

Validation of Land Surface Temperature products derived from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer

Satellites provide critical weather and climate data, including measurements of surface temperature, but extracting temperature information from raw satellite data requires sophisticated data-processing algorithms. Jim…

Oct 1, 2013

Quantifying Tropical Cyclone Rainfall

Tropical cyclones (TCs) constitute one of the major natural disasters around the world as well as an important source of fresh water over areas prone…

Apr 19, 2013

Quantitative Precipitation Estimates for the SE US

The precipitation climatology of the Southeastern United States spans a very broad spectrum of precipitation regimes. A warm season that is characterized by isolated thunderstorms,…

Apr 19, 2013

Evaluation and Characterization of Satellite Products

With the substantial change in the Arctic sea ice and associated impacts of the change in weather and climate system, ecosystems, and coastal communities, it…