Ground validation of space-borne satellite rainfall products in Malaysia

Folasade Abiola Semire, Rosmiwati Mohd-Mokhtar, Widad Ismail, Norizah Mohamad, Mandeep Singh Jit Singh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Precipitation studies globally is not only important to hydrological cycling, but also very crucial to satellite and terrestrial communication system designs. This work presents the validation of ground based rainfall measurement with TRMM products and GPCC data. The result shows that an error bias of ±15 % exists between the ground and satellite rainfall measurements. The study also shows that the TRMM 3B43 V6 is in good agreement with the rain gauge rainfall measurement with highest and lowest correlation coefficient of 0.9721 and 0.7791 respectively. Therefore, TRMM 3B43 V6 is recommended for use in lieu of the ground measurement in Malaysia and its environs, most importantly for sea and remote areas where rain gauge cannot cover.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1249
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

Fingerprint

Malaysia
TRMM
Rain
Satellites
rain gages
Rain gages
rainfall
gauge
products
satellite communication
Precipitation (meteorology)
correlation coefficients
systems engineering
telecommunication
Communication systems
Systems analysis
cycles
product
rain

Keywords

  • Bias error
  • Rainfall
  • TRMM
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

Cite this

Ground validation of space-borne satellite rainfall products in Malaysia. / Semire, Folasade Abiola; Mohd-Mokhtar, Rosmiwati; Ismail, Widad; Mohamad, Norizah; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 50, No. 9, 01.11.2012, p. 1241-1249.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semire, Folasade Abiola ; Mohd-Mokhtar, Rosmiwati ; Ismail, Widad ; Mohamad, Norizah ; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh. / Ground validation of space-borne satellite rainfall products in Malaysia. In: Advances in Space Research. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 9. pp. 1241-1249.
@article{5083544f2d4840419bbe1ea98a014b5b,
title = "Ground validation of space-borne satellite rainfall products in Malaysia",
abstract = "Precipitation studies globally is not only important to hydrological cycling, but also very crucial to satellite and terrestrial communication system designs. This work presents the validation of ground based rainfall measurement with TRMM products and GPCC data. The result shows that an error bias of ±15 {\%} exists between the ground and satellite rainfall measurements. The study also shows that the TRMM 3B43 V6 is in good agreement with the rain gauge rainfall measurement with highest and lowest correlation coefficient of 0.9721 and 0.7791 respectively. Therefore, TRMM 3B43 V6 is recommended for use in lieu of the ground measurement in Malaysia and its environs, most importantly for sea and remote areas where rain gauge cannot cover.",
keywords = "Bias error, Rainfall, TRMM, Validation",
author = "Semire, {Folasade Abiola} and Rosmiwati Mohd-Mokhtar and Widad Ismail and Norizah Mohamad and {Jit Singh}, {Mandeep Singh}",
year = "2012",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.031",
language = "English",
volume = "50",
pages = "1241--1249",
journal = "Advances in Space Research",
issn = "0273-1177",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ground validation of space-borne satellite rainfall products in Malaysia

AU - Semire, Folasade Abiola

AU - Mohd-Mokhtar, Rosmiwati

AU - Ismail, Widad

AU - Mohamad, Norizah

AU - Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh

PY - 2012/11/1

Y1 - 2012/11/1

N2 - Precipitation studies globally is not only important to hydrological cycling, but also very crucial to satellite and terrestrial communication system designs. This work presents the validation of ground based rainfall measurement with TRMM products and GPCC data. The result shows that an error bias of ±15 % exists between the ground and satellite rainfall measurements. The study also shows that the TRMM 3B43 V6 is in good agreement with the rain gauge rainfall measurement with highest and lowest correlation coefficient of 0.9721 and 0.7791 respectively. Therefore, TRMM 3B43 V6 is recommended for use in lieu of the ground measurement in Malaysia and its environs, most importantly for sea and remote areas where rain gauge cannot cover.

AB - Precipitation studies globally is not only important to hydrological cycling, but also very crucial to satellite and terrestrial communication system designs. This work presents the validation of ground based rainfall measurement with TRMM products and GPCC data. The result shows that an error bias of ±15 % exists between the ground and satellite rainfall measurements. The study also shows that the TRMM 3B43 V6 is in good agreement with the rain gauge rainfall measurement with highest and lowest correlation coefficient of 0.9721 and 0.7791 respectively. Therefore, TRMM 3B43 V6 is recommended for use in lieu of the ground measurement in Malaysia and its environs, most importantly for sea and remote areas where rain gauge cannot cover.

KW - Bias error

KW - Rainfall

KW - TRMM

KW - Validation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84865660064&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84865660064&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.031

DO - 10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.031

M3 - Article

VL - 50

SP - 1241

EP - 1249

JO - Advances in Space Research

JF - Advances in Space Research

SN - 0273-1177

IS - 9

ER -