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  Information - AS1.03 Observation, Prediction and Verification of Precipitation (General Session) (co-listed in HS)

Event Information
Precipitation is a very important meteorological parameter that
strongly affects (and sometimes controls) many of the human activities.
On the one hand, numerous applications demand accurate precipitation
measurements (i.e. by in situ instruments) or quantitative estimates
(i.e. by remote sensors). On the other hand, there is an increasing
demand for accurate precipitation forecasts from numerical weather
prediction models.

This session will host papers on all aspects of precipitation, but
more specifically it will put emphasis on the following three sub-areas
of precipitation related research: measurements, estimation and
forecasting. With regard to these three sub-areas some indicative
considerations are given below:

Precipitation measurements:
Precipitation measurements (amount, duration, intensity etc.) by
ground-based in situ sensors (e.g. rain gauges, disdrometers);
estimation of accuracy of measurements, comparison of measuring

Precipitation estimation:
Remote sensing of precipitation (e.g. spaceborne, airborne,
ground-based, underwater, or shipborne sensors); methodologies used
for the estimation, validation, and assessment of error and
uncertainty of precipitation as measured by remote sensors.

Precipitation forecasting:
Quantitative precipitation forecasts from numerical weather prediction
models; probabilistic approaches; verification of precipitation
forecasts using different techniques (e.g. gridded and object oriented);
quantitative precipitation forecasting with radar data and validation;
experimental model studies on precipitation forecasting.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
1. Perona, G. (oral)
2. Hou, A. (oral)
3. van Lipzig, N. (oral)
4. Mathes, A. (poster)
5. Brommundt, J. (poster)


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