Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities
Authors: Jian Zhang and Kenneth Howard, Carrie Langston, Brian Kaney, Youcun Qi, Lin Tang, Heather Grams, Yadong Wang, Stephen Cocks, Steven Martinaitis, Ami Arthur, Karen Cooper, and Jeff Brogden, David Kitzmiller
Journal: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Publication Date: In Print 5/2016
This paper provides a comprehensive description of the initial operating capabilities of the MRMS QPE system and would be beneficial to the users of MRMS products. This is also a follow-up to a previous BAMS paper by Zhang et al. 2011 on the National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE system (in the Oct. 2011 issue of BAMS)
Polarimetric upgrade of the NEXRAD network significantly improved the quality of the operational weather and precipitation products. Further, the real-time dissemination of the radar base level data across the internet facilitated effective integration and assimilation of multi-sensor atmospheric observations. As a result, the resolution and accuracy of precipitation products are improved and new hydrometeorological applications are developed.