Homework Assignment (Global Precipitation Measurements Webinar) Due by April 30, 2015
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Satellite remote sensing observations are sufficient to provide precipitation estimation, there is no need for any in situ, surface measurements *
Which electromagnetic frequencies are used for indirect estimates of precipitation? *
Microwave frequency of 85 GHz is used for remote sensing of liquid water *
Name the sensors flying on GPM core satellite *
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TMI and GMI are active remote sensors *
Which of the following is true? *
GPM provides observations with spatial coverage between *
GPM is the first satellite to carry a radar in space *
Level-2 precipitation products from TRMM and GPM provide *
These sensors have better light rain detection capability *
GPM Precipitation data product 2A-CMB is derived from *
What are the spatial and temporal resolutions of the IMERG Precipitation data product? *
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Which sensor would be more useful to measure snow fall rate over northern Europe in January? *
This data access tool does not provide data visualization capability *
This tool allows users to get area-averaged time series of precipitation *
This tool allows users to get area-averaged time series of precipitation *
This tool allows GPM data visualization by using Tool for High Resolution Observation Review (THOR) *
Which one of the following precipitation products has the higher spatial resolution? *
Which GPM Level-3 product would you use to track a tropical storm? Why? *
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List at least one advantage and one limitation of using remote sensing for precipitation observations *
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