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Webinar: Assimilation of Satellite Microwave Observations in the Rainband of Hurricanes using a Novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Technique

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:00

Wednesday, September 18, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: Assimilation of Satellite Microwave Observations in the Rainband of Hurricanes using a Novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Technique. Isaac Moradi, NASA. Sponsored by STAR Science Seminar Series. More information here

 

We propose a novel Bayesian Monte Carlo Integration (BMCI) technique to retrieve the profiles of temperature, water vapor, and cloud liquid/ice water content from microwave cloudy measurements in the rainbands of tropical cyclones (TC). These retrievals then can either be directly used by meteorologists to analyze the structure of TCs or be assimilated into numerical models to provide accurate initial conditions for the NWP models. The BMCI technique is applied to the data from the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) onboard Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI). 

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