Dr. Christian D Kummerow

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  Refereed Journal Articles Top
89 Bauer, P., G. Ohring, C. Kummerow, and T. Auligne, 2011: Assimilating satellite observations of clouds and peciptation into NWP models, BAMS, 92, 1625-1632, doi: 10.1175/2011BAMS2809.1. 2011
88 Ryu, G.-H, B.-J. Sohn, C. Kummerow, E.-K. Seo, G. Tripoli, 2011: Rain rate characteristics over the Korean penninsula and improvement of the Goddard Profiling (GPROF) database for TMI rainfall retrievals, J. Appl. Meteor. and Clilmatol., 2011
87 Munchak, S. J., and C. Kummerow, 2011: A modular optimal estimation method for combined radar-radiometer precipitation profiling, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 433-448, doi: 10.1175/2010JAMC2534.1. 2011
86 Bringi, V., G.-J. Huang, J. Munchak, C. Kummerow, D. Marks and D. Wolff, 2011: Compaison of drop size distribution parameter (D0) and rain rate from S-band dual-polarized ground radar, TRMM-preciipitation radar (PR) and combined PR/TMI: Two events from Kwajalein Atoll, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech. 2011
85 Munchak, S. J., C. Kummerow, and T. Lang, 2011: relationships between the raindrop size distribution and properties of the enviroment and clouds inferred from TRMM observations, J. Climate. 2011
84 Kummerow, C. D., S. Ringerud, J. Crook, D. Randel and W. Berg, 2010. An observationally generated A-Priori database for microwave rainfall retrievals, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 28(2), 113-130, doi: 10.1175/2010JTECHA1468.1. 2011
83 Bytheway, J. and C. Kummerow, 2010: A physically based screen for precipitation over complex surfaces using passive microwave observations, IEEE Trans. Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 40(1), 299-313, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2009.2028434. 2010
82 Lebsock, M., C. Kummerow and G. Stephens, 2009: An observed tropical oceanic radiative-convective cloud feedback, J. Climate, 23, 2065-2078, doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI3091.1. 2010
81 Kummerow, C.D., S. Ringerud, J. Crook, D. Randel, and W. Berg, 2010: An observationally based a-priori database for microwave rainfall retrievals, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 28(2), 113-130, doi: 10.1175/2010JTECHA1468.1. 2010
80 Semunegus, H., W. Berg, J. J. Bates, K. R. Knapp, and C. D. Kummerow, 2010: An extended and improved Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) period of record, J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climatol., 49, 424-436, doi: 10.1175/2009JAMC2314.1. 2010
79 Masunaga, H., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, A. Hou, C. Kummerow, T. Kakajima, P. Bauer, W. Olson, M. Sekiguchi, and T. Y. Naka, 2010: Satellite Data Simulator Unit (SDSU): A multisensor, multispectral satellite simulator package, BAMS, 1625-1632, doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS2809.1. 2010
78 Elsaesser G.S., C.D. Kummerow, T.S. L'Ecuyer, Y.N. Takayabu, S. Shige, 2010. Observed self-similarity of precipitation regimes over the tropical oceans, J. of Climate, 23, 2686-2698, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3330.1. 2010
77 Wilheit, T. T., and C. D. Kummerow, 2009: Use of the TRMM-PR for estimating the TMI beam filling correction, J. Met. Soc. of Japan, 87A, 255-263. 2009
76 Wang, Nai-Yu, C. Liu, R. Ferraro, D. Wolff, E. Zipser, and C. Kummerow, 2009: The TRMM 2A12 land precipitation product--status and future plans, J. Meteorological Society of Japan, 87A, 237-253. 2009
75 Rapp, A. D., C. Kummerow, and M. Lebsock, 2009: On the consequences of resampling microwave radiometer observations for use in retrieval algorithms, J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., 48, 1981-1993. 2009
74 Rapp, A. D., C. Kummerow, and G. Elsaesser, 2009: A combined multi-sensor optimal estimation retrieval algorithm for oceanic warm rain clouds, J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol. 2009
73 Hou, A., G. M. Skofronick-Jackson, T. Wilheit, C. D. Kummerow, R. Kakar, A. Azarbarzin, C. Carlisle, and S. Neeck, 2009: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM): Unified precipitation estimation from space, Trans. of Geosciences, IEEE. 2009
72 Elsaesser, G. S., and C. D. Kummerow, 2008: Towards a fully parametric retrieval of the nonraining parameters over the oceans, J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., 47, 1599-1618. 2008
71 Lobl, Elena S., A. Kazumasa, B. Griffith, C. Kummerow, G. Liu, M. Murakami, and T. Wilheit, 2007: Wakasa Bay--An AMSR precipitation validation campaign, BAMS, 88, 551-558. 2007
70 Stephens, G. S. and C. D. Kummerow, 2007: The remote sensing of clouds and precipitation from space: A review, J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3742-3765. 2007
69 Kummerow, C., W. Berg, J. Thomas-Stahle, and H. Masunaga, 2006: Quantifying global uncertainties in a simple microwave rainfall algorithm, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 23, 23--37. 2006
68 Viltard, N., C. Burland, and C. Kummerow, 2006: Rain retrieval from TMI brightness temperature measurements using a PR-based database, J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatology, 45, 455-466 2006
67 Olson, William S., C. D. Kummerow, S. Yang, G. W. Petty, W.-K. Tao, T. L. Bell, S. A. Braun, Y. Wang, S. E. Lang, D. E. Johnson, and C. Chiu, 2006: Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry Part I: improved method and uncertainties, J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatolol., 45, 702-720 2006
66 Masunaga, H. and C. D. Kummerow, 2006: Observations of tropical precipitating clouds ranging from shallow to deep convective systems, Geophys. Res. Letters, 33, L16805, doi:10.1029/2006GL026547. 2006
65 Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. D. Kummerow, 2006: The Madden-Julian oscillation recorded in early observations from the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM), J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2777--2794. 2006
64 Tao, W.-K., E. A. Smith, R. Adler, Z. Hadad, A. Hou, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, T. Krishnamurti, C. Kummerow and 12 other authors, 2006: Retrieval of latent heating from TRMM measurements, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.,87, 1555-1572 2006
63 Lin, J. C., T. Matsui, R. A. Pielke, Sr., and C. Kummerow, 2007: Effects of biomass burning-derived aerosols on precipitation and clouds in the Amazon Basin: a satellite-based empirical study, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006884. 2006
62 Berg, Wesley, T. L'Ecuyer, and C. Kummerow, 2006: Rainfall climate regimes: the relationship of regional TRMM rainfall biases to the environment, J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatol., 45, 434--454. 2006
61 L'Ecuyer, Tristan, H. Masunaga, and C. Kummerow, 2006: Variability in the characteristics of precipitation systems in the tropical Pacific. Part II: implications for atmospheric heating, J. Climate, 19, 1388--1406 2006
60 Yang, Song, William S. Olson, Jian-Jian Wang, Thomas L. Bell, Eric A. Smith, and Christian D. Kummerow, 2006: Precipitation and latent heating distributions from satellite passive microwave radiometry Part II: evaluation of estimates using independent data, J. Appl. Meteorol. and Climatology, 45, 721-739 2006
59 Masunaga, H., T. S. L'Ecuyer, and C. D. Kummerow, 2005: Variability in the characteristics of tropical precipitation systems, Part I: spatial structure, J. of Climate, 18, 823-840. 2005
58 Masunaga, H., and C. D. Kummerow, 2005: Combined radar and radiometer analysis of precipitation profiles for a parametric retrieval algorithm, J. Atmos. Oceanic Techol., 22, 906-926. 2005
57 Berg, W. and C. Kummerow, 2005: The climate rainfall data center: an online data service center, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 86, 1237--1240. 2005
56 Rapp, A.D., C. Kummerow, W. Berg, and B. Griffith, 2005: An evaluation of the proposed mechanism of the adaptive infrared iris hypothesis using TRMM VIRS and PR measurements, J. of Climate, 18, 4185--4194. 2005
55 Kummerow, C., P. Poyner, W. Berg, and J. Thomas-Stahle, 2004: The effects of rainfall inhomogeneity on climate variability of rainfall estimated from passive microwave sensors, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Technol., 21, 624-638. 2004
54 Nesbitt, S. W., E. Zipser, C. Kummerow, 2004: An examination of version-5 rainfall estimates from the TRMM microwave imager, precipitation radar and ran gauges on global, regional and storm scales, J. Appl. Meteorol., 43, 1016--1036. 2004
53 L'Ecuyer, Tristan, C. Kummerow, and W. Berg: 2004: Toward a global map of raindrop size distributions. Part I: rain-type classification and its implications for validating global rainfall products, J. Hydrometeorology, 5, 831--849. 2004
52 Battaglia, A., C. Kummerow, D.-B. Shin, and C. Williams, 2003: Constraining microwave brightness temperatures by radar brightband observations, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Technol., 20, 856-871. 2003
51 Harris, D., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, and C. Kummerow, 2003: Effects of underrepresented hydrometeor variability and partial beam filling on microwave brightness temperatures for rainfall retrieval, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D8), 8380, doi: 10.1029/2001JD001144. 2003
50 Wilheit, T., C. Kummerow and R. Ferraro, 2003: Rainfall algorithms for AMSR-E, IEEE: Trans. Geoscience & Rem. Sensing, 41, 204--214. 2003
49 Robertson, F. R., D. E. Fitzjarrald, and C. Kummerow, 2003: Effects of uncertainty in TRMM precipitation radar path integrated attenuation on interannual variations of tropical oceanic rainfall, Geophys. Res. Letters, 30, 1180, doi:10.1029/2002GL016416. 2003
48 Shin, D.-B., and C. Kummerow, 2003: Parametric rainfall retrieval algorithms for passive microwave radiometers, J. Appl. Meteor., 42, 1480-1496. 2003
47 Adler, R. F., C. Kummerow, D. Bolvin, S. Curtis, and C. Kidd, 2003: Status of TRMM monthly estimates of tropical precipitation, Meteorological Monographs, W-K. Tao and R. F. Adler (Eds.), American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA, 223-234. 2003
46 Berg, W., C. Kummerow, and C. Morales, 2002: Differences between east and west Pacific rainfall systems, J. Climate, 15, 3659-3672. 2002
45 Smith, E. A., P. Bauer, F. S. Marzano, C. D. Kummerow, D. McKague, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, 2002. Intercomparison of microwave radiative transfer models for precipitating clouds, IEEE: Trans. Geoscience & Rem. Sensing, 40, 541-549. 2002
44 Bell, T., P. Kundu and C. Kummerow, 2001. Sampling errors of SSM/I and TRMM rainfall averages: comparison with error estimates from surface data and a simple model, J. Appl. Meteorol., 40, 938-954. 2001
43 Hou, A. Y., S. Q. Zhang, A. M. da Silva, W. S. Olson, C. Kummerow, and J. Simpson, 2001. Improving global analysis and short-range forecast using rainfall and moisture observations derived from TRMM and SSM/I passive microwave sensors, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 82, 659-679. 2001
42 Olson, W. S., P. Bauer, C. D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W.-K. Tao, 2001. A melting layer model for passive/active microwave remote sensing applications- Part II: simulation of TRMM observations, J. Appl. Meteorol., 40, 1164-1179. 2001
41 Tao, W.-K., S. Lang, W. S. Olson, R. Meneghini, S. Yang, J. Simpson, C. Kummerow, E. Smith and J. Halverson, 2001. Retrieved vertical profiles of latent heat release using TRMM products for February 1988, J. Appl. Meteor., 40, 957-982. 2001
40 Olson, W. S., Y. Hong, C. Kummerow and J. Turk, 2001. A texture-polarization method for estimating convective-stratiform precipitation area coverage from passive microwave radiometer data, J. of Appl. Meteorol., 40, 1577-1591. 2001
39 Kummerow, C., Y. Hong, W. S. Olson, S. Yang, R. F. Adler, J. McCollum, R. Ferraro, G. Petty, D. --B. Shin, and T. T. Wilheit, 2001. The evolution of the Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF) for rainfall estimation from passive microwave sensors, J. of Appl. Meteorol., 40, 1801-1820. 2001
38 Bauer, P., P. Amayenc, C. Kummerow, and E. Smth, 2001. Over-ocean rainfall retrieval from multisensor data of the tropical rainfall measuring mission. Part II: algorithm implementation, J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Tech., 18, 1838-1855. 2001
37 Krishnamurti, T. N., S. Surendran, D. W. Shin, R. J. Correa-Torres, V. Kumar, E. Williford, C. Kummerow, R. F. Adler, J. Simpson, R. Kakar, W. S. Olson, and F. J. Turk, 2001. Real-time multianalysis-multimodel superensemble forecasts of precipitation using TRMM and SSM/I products, Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, 2861-2883. 2001
36 Bauer, P. A., A. Khain, A. Pokrovsky, R. Meneghini, C. Kummerow, F. Marzano, J. P. V. Poiares Baptista, 2000. Combined cloud-microwave radiative transfer modeling of stratiform rainfall, J. Atmos. Sci , 57, 1082-1104. 2000
35 Hou, A. Y., D. V. Ledvina, A. M. da Silva, S. Q. Zhang, J. Joiner, R. M. Atlas, G. J. Huffman and C. D. Kummerow, 2000. Assimilation of SSM/I-derived surface rainfall and total precipitable water for improving the GEOS analysis for climate studies, Mon. Wea. Rev., 128(3), 509-537. 2000
34 Hong, Y., J. L. Haferman, W. S. Olson, and C. D. Kummerow, 2000. Microwave brightness temperatures from tilted convective systems, J. Appl. Meteorol., 39, 983-998. 2000
33 Simpson, J., C. Kummerow, ... (11 additional authors), 2000. The tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) progress report, Studying the Earth from Space, N4, 71-90. 2000
32 Williams, C. R., A. Kruger, K. S. Gage, A. Tokay, R. Cifelli, W. F. Krajewski and C. Kummerow, 2000. Comparison of simultaneous rain drop size distributions estimated from two surface disdrometers and a UHF profiler, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27(12), 1763-1766, 10.1029/1999GL011100. 2000
31 Kummerow, C., J. Simpson, O. Thiele, W. Barnes, A.T.C. Chang, E. Stocker, R. F. Adler, A. Hou, R. Kakar, F. Wentz, P. Ashcroft, T. Kozu, Y. Hong, K. Okamoto, T. Iguchi, H. Kuroiwa, E. Im, Z. Haddad, G. Huffman, T. Krishnamurti, B. Ferrier, W.S. Olson, E. Zipser, E.A. Smith, T.T. Wilheit, G. North, K. Nakamura, 2000. The status of the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) after two years in orbit, J. of Appl. Meteorol., 39, 1965-1982. 2000
30 Viltard, N, C. Kummerow, W. S. Olson, and Y. Hong, 2000. Combined use of the radar and radiometer of TRMM to estimate the influence of drop size distribution on rain retrievals, J. Appl. Meteorol., 39, 2103-2114. 2000
29 Tao, W.-K., S. Lang, J. Simpson, W. S. Olson, D. Johnson, B. Ferrier, C. Kummerow and R. Adler, 2000. Vertical profiles of latent heat release and their retrieval for TOGA COARE convective systems using a cloud resolving model, SSM/I, and ship-borne radar data, J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 78, 333-355. 2000
28 Tao, W.-K., R. Adler, S. Braun, F. Einaudi, B. Ferrier, J. Halverson, G. Heymsfield, C. Kummerow, A. Negri, R. Kakar, 2000: Meeting summary: Summary of a symposium on cloud systems, hurricanes, and TRMM: celebration of Dr. Joanne Simpson's career--the first fifty years. Bull. of the Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 81, 2463--2474. 2000
27 Kummerow, C. D. and K. Okamoto, 1999: Space-borne remote sensing of precipitation from TRMM, Review of Radio Science 1996-1999, W. Ross Stone (Ed.), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 487-502. 1999
26 Roberti, L. and C. Kummerow, 1999. Monte Carlo calculations of polarized microwave radiation emerging from cloud structures, J. Geophys. Res., 104(D2), 2093-2104, 10.1029/1998JD200038. 1999
25 Hong, Y., C. Kummerow, and W. S. Olson, 1999. Separation of convective/stratiform precipitation using microwave brightness temperature, J. Appl. Meteorol., 38, 1195-1213. 1999
24 Olson, W. S., C. D. Kummerow, Y. Hong, and W. K. Tao, 1999. Atmospheric latent heating distributions in the tropics derived from satellite passive microwave radiometer measurements, J. Appl. Meteorol., 38, 633-664. 1999
23 Chang, A. T. C., L. S. Chiu, C. Kummerow, and J. Meng, 1999. First results of the TRMM microwave imager (TMI) monthly oceanic rain rate: comparison with SSM/I, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26(15), 2379-2382, 10.1029/1998GL900452. 1999
22 Kummerow, C., 1998. Beamfilling errors in passive microwave rainfall retrievals, J. Appl. Meteorol., 37, 356-370. 1998
21 Kummerow, C., W. Barnes, T. Kozu, J. Shiue, and J. Simpson, 1998. The tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) sensor package, J. Atmos. and Ocean Tech., 15, 809-817. 1998
20 Smith, E. A., ..., C. Kummerow, ...(26 authors), 1998. Results of WetNet PIP-2 project, J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1483-1536. 1998
19 Anagnostou, E. N. and C. Kummerow, 1997. Stratiform/convective classification of rainfall using SSM/I 85 GHz brightness temperature observations, J. Atmos. and Ocean Tech., 14, 570-575. 1997
18 Haddad, Z. S., E. A. Smith, C. Kummerow, T. Iguchi, M. R. Farrar, S. L. Durden, M. Alves and W. S. Olson, 1997. The TRMM 'day-1' radar/radiometer combined rain-profiling algorithm, J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan, 75, 799-808. 1997
17 Olson, W. S., C. Kummerow, G. M. Heymsfield, I. J. Caylor and L. Giglio, 1996. A method of combined passive/active microwave retrievals of cloud and precipitation profiles, J. Appl. Meteorol., 35, 1763-1789. 1996
16 Simpson, J., C. Kummerow, W. K. Tao and R. F. Adler, 1996. On the tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM), Meteorol. and Atmos. Phys., 60, 19-36. 1996
15 Kummerow, C., W. S. Olson and L. Giglio, 1996. A simplified scheme for obtaining precipitation and vertical hydrometeor profiles from passive microwave sensors, IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sensing, 34, 1213-1232. 1996
14 Negri, A. J., E. J. Nelkin, R. F. Adler, G. J. Huffman and C. Kummerow, 1995. Evaluation of passive microwave algorithms in wintertime mid-latitude situations, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 12, 20-32. 1995
13 Kummerow, C. and L. Giglio, 1995. A method for combining passive microwave and infrared observations, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 12, 33-45. 1995
12 Kummerow, C. and L. Giglio, 1994. A passive microwave technique for estimating rainfall and vertical structure information from space, part I: algorithm description, J. Appl. Meteorol., 33, 3-18. 1994
11 Kummerow, C. and L. Giglio, 1994. A passive microwave technique for estimating rainfall and vertical structure information from space, part II: applications to SSM/I data, J. Appl. Meteorol., 33, 19-34. 1994
10 Roberti, L., J. Haferman and C. Kummerow, 1994. Microwave radiative transfer through horizontally inhomogeneous precipitating clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 99(D8), 16707-16718, 10.1029/94JD01150. 1994
9 Smith, E. A., C. Kummerow and A. Mugnai, 1994. The emergence of inversion-type profile algorithms for estimation of precipitation from satellite passive microwave measurements, Rem. Sens. Rev., 11, 211-242. 1994
8 Wilheit, T. T., ..., C. Kummerow, ...(19 authors), 1994. Algorithms for the retrieval of rainfall from passive microwave measurements, Rem. Sens. Rev., 11, 163-194. 1994
7 Kummerow, C., 1993. On the accuracy of the Eddington approximation for radiative transfer in the microwave frequencies, J. Geophys. Res., 98(D2), 2757-2765, 10.1029/92JD02472. 1993
6 Robinson, W., C. Kummerow and W. S. Olson, 1992. A technique for enhancing and matching the resolution of microwave measurements from the SSM/I instrument, IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sensing, 30, 419-429. 1992
5 Kummerow, C., I. M. Hakkarinen, H. J. Pierce and J. A. Weinman, 1991. Determination of precipitation profiles from airborne passive microwave radiometric measurements, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech. 8, 148-158. 1991
4 Negri, A. J., R. F. Adler and C. Kummerow, 1989. False-color display of special sensor microwave/imager (SSM/I) data, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 70, 146-151. 1989
3 Kummerow, C., R. A. Mack and I. M. Hakkarinen, 1989. A self-consistency approach to improve microwave rainfall estimates from space, J. of Appl. Meteorol., 28, 869-884. 1989
2 Kummerow, C. and J. A. Weinman, 1988. Determining microwave brightness temperatures from precipitating horizontally finite and vertically structured clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 93(D4), 3720-3728, 10.1029/88JD01623. 1988
1 Kummerow, C. and J. A. Weinman, 1988. Radiative properties of deformed hydrometeors for commonly used passive microwave frequencies, IEEE Trans. on Geosci. and Remote Sensing, 26, 629-638 1988
 
  Refereed Chapters in Books Top
1 Kummerow, C., H. Masunaga, and P. Bauer, 2007: Strategies for conceiving the next generation of rainfall algorithms, Measuring Precipitation from Space, EURAINSAT and the Future, Editors: V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and T. J. Turk, Springer, New York, NY, 235-252 p. 2007
 

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