Rainfall Data

Rainfall maps

Rainfall estimates from the National Space Development Agency of Japan's AMSR-E instrument on Aqua and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) for a rainfall event over the eastern U.S. on 5 June 2002. Image courtesy of Jeff McCollum of the University of Maryland and Ralph Ferraro of NOAA, members of the AMSR-E Science Team.

The AMSR-E rainfall validation effort consists of gauge-based and radar validation of AMSR-E global rain rate products. Gauge-based studies investigate instantaneous rain rate, stratiform/convective rain type, and daily and monthly rain accumulation. The radar studies investigate water vapor profiles and cloud information such as vertical cloud structure, radar backscatter, and radiative properties of different cloud types.

Use the left navigation to access data and information about the AMSR-E rainfall data experiments.

See Also

AMSR-E Project at NSIDC
Includes AMSR-E data, tools, FAQs, news, research and more

Related Resources

TRMM Satellite Validation Office
Information regarding validation efforts for Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite data