2C-PRECIP-COLUMN

CloudSat Product Stats - Algorithm Developer Edition
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The objective of the algorithm is to determine the presence of surface precipitation, and quantify the intensity, based on CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR) observations.  The algorithm makes use of the radar reflectivity near the surface of the earth and an estimate of path integrated attenuation (PIA) determined from the surface reflection characteristics to determine precipitation occurrence (over all surface types) and intensity (over water surfaces).
 

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