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AOSC Seminar by Dr. Jackson Tan

Dr. Jackson Tan
GESTAR / USRA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"20 Years of Global Precipitation Measurement with IMERG V06"
Contact: Rachel Pinker


The Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) is NASA's global gridded high resolution precipitation product from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. With close to 20 years of continuous rainfall and snowfall observations, IMERG has been used in a wide range of applications from flood and landslide prediction to water resource management to scientific studies of the water cycle.


In this talk, I will focus on IMERG, summarizing the key components of the algorithm, to demonstrate the use of such high resolution precipitation products in various applications while highlighting their issues. Being an algorithm developer, I will share some lessons learned from working on such a complex operational project. Finally, I will describe the potential future of novel precipitation observations and algorithms to augment those from satellite.

AOSC Seminar

Pre-seminar refreshment: 3-3:30 pm, ATL 2400 Atrium
Seminar: 3:30-4:30pm, ATL 2400 Auditorium
Meet-the-Speaker: 4:45-5:15pm, ATL 3400 AOSC Conference Room [For AOSC Students only]

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