NOAA satellite-derived hydrological products prove their worth
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 83, Issue 39, pages 429–437, 24 September 2002
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2002), NOAA satellite-derived hydrological products prove their worth, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(39), 429–437, doi:10.1029/2002EO000308., , , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Satellite observations are particularly important for monitoring the global changes of atmospheric and surface features. For many parameters, satellite measurements are the only means of obtaining this information, particularly over the oceans and sparsely-populated land areas. For example, multi-spectral measurements from both geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites are key components of the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) [Huffman et al., 1996], which has measured global rainfall for over 20 years. In addition, the longstanding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-based Northern Hemispheric snow cover climatology has relied almost solely on satellite observations that are interpreted by satellite analysts [Robinson et al., 1993].