ICHARM -- The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management


4th International Workshop on Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms Using Satellite Microwave Radiometer, Radar and IR Data

Venue: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 16-18 February 2009
Participant(s) from ICHARM: Kazuhiko Fukami (Team Leader), Hironori Inomata (Researcher), Yoshiki Shiraishi (Researcher)

Kazuhiko Fukami, team leader of the ICHARM Hydrologic Engineering Research Team, and the GSMaP research team led by him attended the workshop to present the use of satellite-based rainfall maps. The GSMaP research team made a presentation on: (1) development of the algorithm to calculate precipitation intensity using precipitation observation data obtained from satellite onboard equipment, such as microwave radiometers, precipitation radars, and infrared radiometers; (2) research on the creation of high-temporal, high-resolution global precipitation maps by analyzing data from microwave radiometers and infrared radiometers based on the above algorithm; and (3) research results on the evaluation and practical application of the precipitation maps produced. Fukami presented the "Development of Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) using satellite-based rainfall products with a self-correction method," which contains a self-correction algorithm without any ground-based rainfall.

GSMaP_TMI rain rate (0.25deg) precipitation map for average one month (January and July,1998-2005)

Related website:
International workshop website
GSMaP project/data website
GSMaP global rainmap in near real time website (from JAXA)

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