Microwave Remote Sensing: Applications for Water Vapor, Clouds and Precipitation

Microwave Remote Sensing: Applications for Water Vapor, Clouds and Precipitation
  • State the definitions of total precipitable water and cloud liquid water.
  • Describe the benefits of using microwave products alongside infrared imagery (window and water vapor bands).
  • Describe the difference between window regions and absorption regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Identify the differences between microwave scattering and emission channels.
  • Describe the difference between deriving precipitation rates over land vs. ocean (in the context of microwave channel selection).
  • Identify which microwave bands are more applicable for different use cases.
  • Interpret total precipitable water and rain rate products and microwave imagery using case examples.