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Precipitation rate (solid) at the surface


Measurement Definition*: Rate of precipitation reaching the ground - Physical unit: [ mm/h ] (if solid, mm of liquid water after melting) - Accuracy unit: [ mm/h ].
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
ATMS
Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
Operational
Collects microwave radiance data that when combined with the CrIS data will permit calculation of atmospheric temperature and water vapour profiles.Absorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer
CPR (CloudSat)
Cloud Profiling Radar
Operational
+/-0.3 -
Primary goal to provide data needed to evaluate and improve the way clouds are represented in global climate models. Measures vertical profile of clouds.Cloud and precipitation radar
CPR (EarthCARE)
Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE)
Being developed
Measurement of cloud properties, light precipitation, vertical motion.Cloud and precipitation radar
MWS
Microwave Sounder
Being developed
All-weather night-day temperature soundingAbsorption-band MW radiometer/spectrometer
Cloud Radar
Cloud radar (ACE)
Proposed
Radar measurement for cloud droplets and precipitation.Cloud and precipitation radar
* Description adapted from WMO.
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