8th IPWG and 5th IWSSM Joint Workshop
Bologna, 3-7 October, 2016

Oral and Poster Session Program

Monday 3 October


8.30-8.50Opening of the Joint Workshop
R. Roca, T. Dinku, R. Bennartz, and R. Ferraro
8.50-9.00Welcome and Logistic Info
V. Levizzani

Session 1 - Programmatic 1: News from the Ongoing Programs

Chairs: R. R. Ferraro, K. Aonashi

9.00-9.151.1EUMETSAT Precipitation activities
L. Schüller
9.15-9.301.2The Korean space program
Y.-B. Lee
9.30-9.451.3Himawari-8: Japan's new-generation geostationary satellite
9.45-10.001.4Successes and Status of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission
G. Skofronick-Jackson, and G. J. Huffman
10.00-10.151.5Current status of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission in Japan
T. Kubota, R. Oki, K. Furukawa, M. Kachi, T. Iguchi, and Y. N. Takayabu
10.15-10.301.6CloudSat snow observations: Ten years of flakes
N. Wood, T. L'Ecuyer, A. Heymsfield, M. Kulie, C. Pettersen, and M. Smalley

10.30-11.00 Morning break

Session 2 - Programmatic 2: Outlook

Chairs: G. Skofronick-Jackson, L. Schüller

11.00-11.152.1Preparing for GOES-R Launch
R. J. Kuligowski, and S. J. Goodman
11.15-11.302.2The TROPICS mission
W. Blackwell
11.30-11.452.3The NASA decadal Survey Hydro panel
C. Kummerow
11.45-12.002.4Preparations for Metop SG Ice Cloud Imager retrievals
P. Eriksson, C. Accadia, M. Brath, S. Buehler, R. Ekelund, S. Fox, V. Mattioli, J. Mendrok, B. Rydberg, and A. Thoss
12.00-12.152.5Next generation of EUMETSAT microwave imagers and sounders: new opportunities for cloud and precipitation retrieval
C. Accadia, S. Di Michele, V. Mattioli, J. Ackermann, S. Thonipparambil, and P. Schlüssel
12.15-12.302.6Time-Resolved Measurements of Precipitation from 6U-Class Satellite Constellations: Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D)
S. C. Reising, T. C. Gaier, C. D. Kummerow, V. Chandrasekar, S. Padmanabhan, B. H. Lim, C. Heneghan, W. Berg, J. P. Olson, S. T. Brown, J. Carvo, and M. Pallas

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

Session 3 - Algorithms 1

Chairs: C. D. Kummerow, R. Bennartz

14.00-14.153.1Active and passive microwave observations of snowfall from space
D. Casella, G.Panegrossi, P.Sanò, A.C.Marra, S.Dietrich, M.S. Kulie, and B.T. Johnson
14.15-14.303.2Development of the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A AMI rainfall rate algorithm
D.-B. Shin, and D. So
14.30-14.453.3Time-derivatives of mm-wave measurements of precipitation and their relation to storm (thermo-)dynamics
Z. Haddad, and O. Sy
14.45-15.003.4An Operational Passive Microwave Snowfall Rate Product at NOAA, USA
H. Meng, R. Ferraro, C. Kongoli, J. Dong, B. Yan, L. Zhao, N.-Y. Wang, and B. Zavodsky
15.00-15.153.5Integration of GPM and satellite soil moisture products (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT) to produce a single, superior precipitation dataset in Italy
L. Brocca, L. Ciabatta, C. Massari, A. Tarpanelli, and M. Rossi
15.15-15.303.6How well we estimate cold region precipitation? Insights from multi-sensor multi-platform instruments
A. Behrangi, M. Richardson, G. Stephens, G. Huffman, and R. Adler
15.30-15.453.7Temperature independent retrievals of snowfall size distributions from GPM dual frequency radar measurements
G. Duffy, S. Nesbitt, G. M. McFarquhar, and R. Bennartz
15.45-16.003.8Testing scattering models for aggregate snowflakes using new triple-wavelength radar measurements at the Chilbolton Observatory
C. Westbrook, T. Stein, J. Nicol, and A. Barrett

16.00-16.30 Afternoon break

Session 4 - Algorithms 2

Chairs: Z. S. Haddad, D.-B. Shin
18.00-20.00 Icebreaker

Tuesday 4 October

Session 5 - Validation 1

Chairs: M. Gosset, C. Derksen

8.30-8.455.1The International Precipitation Working Group inter-comparison effort
C. Kidd
8.45-9.005.2Terrestrial snow mass radar mission concepts: ongoing activities and potential synergy with the snowfall community
C. Derksen, S. Belair, J. King, C. Garnaud, L. Mudryk, Y. Crevier, M. Lapointe, R. Girard, J. Lemmetyinen, and S. Yueh
9.00-9.155.3Météo-France New Radar Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) Products
N. Gaussiat, N. Yu, D. Faure, D. Idziorek, M. Martet, and V. Vogt
9.15-9.305.4Rainfall monitoring using regional X-band radar network
S. Melani, A. Antonini, A. Mazza, S. Romanelli, M. Corongiu, and A. Ortolani
9.30-9.455.5Snowfall on the ground identifier and validation for GPM DPR
V. Chandrasekar, M. Le, and S. Bisawas
9.45-10.005.6Evaluation of GPM precipitation product in the Alps
P. Speirs, M. Gabella, and A. Berne
10.00-10.155.7A performance analysis of the IMERG satellite precipitation product using satellite and ground-based radars as benchmark
S. Khan, and V. Maggioni
10.15-10.305.8Evaluation on Satellite Precipitation Products CMORPH, GSMaP, PERSIANN and TRMM over the Central of Vietnam
L. Trinh-Tuan, J. Matsumoto, and T. Ngo-Duc

10.30-11.00 Morning break

Session 6 - Validation 2

Chairs: P.-E. Kirstetter, V. Maggioni

11.00-11.156.1Evaluating the Global Precipitation Measurement mission with NOAA/NSSL Multi-Radar Multisensor: current status and future directions
P.-E. Kirstetter, W. Petersen, J.J. Gourley, C. Kummerow, G. Huffman, J. Turk, S. Tanelli, V. Maggioni, E. Anagnostou, Y. Hong, and M. Schwaller
11.15-11.306.2How well we can measure falling snow; utilizing ground-based measurements to validate, verify and improve satellite retrievals
D. Moisseev, A. von Lerber, D. Ori, J. Tiira, and W. Petersen
11.30-11.456.3Daily and monthly gridded precipitation analyses of the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC): Data base and quality-control
U. Schneider, M. Ziese, A. Meyer-Christoffer, E. Rustemeier, P. Finger, and A. Becker
11.45-12.006.4Intercomparison of satellite precipitation products for different cloud types
N. Utsumi, H. Kim, and T. Oki
12.00-12.156.5Commercial Microwave links as an alternative ground based rain measurement for complementing satellite rainfall estimates: First monitoring in Africa during 2016 monsoon season
M. Gosset, M. Alcoba, F. Cazenave, M. Turko, A. Yapi, and F. Zougmore
12.15-12.306.6SnowEx: NASA's next major snow campaign
E. Kim, and co-aouthors

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

Session 7 - Poster 1: Algorithms & Validation 14.00-16.00

Chairs: C. Kidd and the Poster Award Committee

P1.1Absolute performance of drop size distribution fittings applied to 2DVD measurements from GPM Ground Validation campaigns
E. Adirosi, E. Volpi, F. Lombardo, and L. Baldini
P1.2Validation study of precipitation micro-wave retrieval (Level 2) over West Africa using X-pol radar and rain gauges observations
M. Alcoba, M. Gosset, G. Panegrossi, M. Kacou, N. Viltard, D. Casella, A. C. Marra, S. Dietrich, and P. Sanò
P1.3Investigation on CDRD and GPROF performance over central Amazon region during GoAmazon/CHUVA campaigns
L. Amaral, G. Panegrossi, D. Casella, A. C. Marra, P. Sanò, S. Dietrich, and D. Vila
P1.4A low cost acoustic disdrometer as citizen sensor for rainfall measurements
A. Antonini, A. Mazza, S. Melani, F. Sabatini, and A. Ortolani
P1.5The next generation GSMaP MWI precipitation retrieval algorithm: Improvement of the first guess of physical variables based on MWI TB statistical error analysis
K. Aonashi, K. Okamoto, H. Ishimoto, and M. Yamaguchi
P1.6Comparison of DPR precipitation products with dense raingauge network data over Italy
M. Buiat, L. P. D'Adderio, and F. Porcù
P1.7GPM Level One Requirements Validation with High-Resolution Radar Network over DFW Metroplex
V. Chandrasekar, H. Chen, W. A. Petersen, and S. K. Biswas
P1.8Validation of CHIRP Satellite Rainfall Estimates
T. Dinku
P1.9The Status of NOAA/NESDIS Operational Polar Satellite Precipitation Products
R. Ferraro, L. Zhao, H. Meng, P. Meyers, and C. Grassotti
P1.10Development and Assessment of Precipitation Products from the NOAA Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS) Algorithm
C. Grassotti, S. Liu, J. Chen, Q. Liu
P1.11High resolution probabilistic estimation of precipitation from satellite observations: Simulating fine scale spatio-temporal variability
C. Guilloteau, V. Venugopal, M. Gosset, and R. Roca
P1.12Assessment of satellite precipitation estimates over the Central Andes of Argentina and Chile
M. P. Hobouchian, P. Salio, Y. García Skabar, D. Vila, and R. Garreaud
P1.13Shifting from Version 3 to 4 in IMERG
G. J. Huffman, D. T. Bolvin, D. Braithwaite, K. Hsu, R. Joyce, C. Kidd, E. Nelkin, S. Sorooshian, J. Tan, P. Xie, and G. Skofronick-Jackson
P1.14Latitudinally, Seasonally, and Surface Type Dependent Zenith-Angle Corrections for AVHRR GAC 4km Brightness Temperatures
R. Joyce, and P. Xie
P1.15Defining a simple 3D precipitation retrieval scheme
C. Kidd
P1.16A method of rain and snow classifications for GPM-DPR
T. Kobayashi, M. Nomura, S. Sugimoto, H. Hirakuchi, and A. Adachi
P1.17Development of Innovative Technology to Expand Precipitation Observations in Under-developed Data-sparse Regions
P. Kucera
P1.18The GOES-R Rainfall Rate Algorithm: Preparing for Deployment
R. J. Kuligowski, Y. Li, and Y. Hao
P1.19Error Characterization of TMPA-RT V7 Estimates over Krishna River Basin in India
A. Kumar, and R. Ramsankaran
P1.20Results from GPM GPROF V4 and Improvements Planned for V5
C. Kummerow, D. Randel, and V. Petkovic
P1.21Analysis of mid-latitudes stratiform precipitation using satellite-derived and ground data
B. Lapeta
P1.22Combining radar, satellite and NWP data for precipitation estimation
Y.-R. Lee, and D.-B. Shin
P1.23Improving the performance of bottom-up precipitation products using stochastic error modeling
V. Maggioni, C. Massari, L. Ciabatta, and L. Brocca
P1.24Verification study over Africa and Europe of gridded daily precipitation obtained by merging multiple microwave-based satellite products
A. C. Marra, G. Panegrossi, D. Casella, P. Sanò, S. Dietrich, L. Ciabatta, C. Massari, and L. Brocca
P1.25An assessment of the performance of satellite precipitation estimates without gauge observations: the added value of the SM2RAIN rainfall estimates
C. Massari, W. Crow, and L. Brocca
P1.26Observation of clouds and precipitation with the remote sensing suite on the research aircraft HALO during the NARVAL II and NAWDEX campaigns
M. Mech, S. Crewell, B. Stevens, F. Ament, L. Hirsch, and M. Hagen
P1.27NEFODINA2: A new detection of convection for H-SAF convective precipitation product
D. Melfi, D. Biron, F. Zauli, F. Del Frate, M. Sist, M. De Rosa, and M. Picchiani
P1.28Detection and Estimation of Light Precipitation from GPM GMI
S. J. Munchak, S. Ringerud, and D. Duncan
P1.29The Use of Satellite Rainfall Estimates Filling Observations Gaps over Zambia
E. Nkonde
P1.30Improvement of Rainfall Intensity from COMS using GPM GPROF products
K.-H. Park, G.-H. Ryu, and J.-D. Jang
P1.31GPM Level 1 Science Requirements: Science and performance viewed from the ground
W. Petersen, P. Kirstetter, D. Wolff, C. Kidd, A. Tokay, V. Chandrasekar, M. Grecu, G. Huffman, and G. Skofronick-Jackson
P1.32Warm rain precipitation over complex terrain: A new polarimetric classification scheme
L. Porcacchia, P.-E. Kirstetter, B.-L. Cheong, M. N. Anagnostou, V. Maggioni, and J. J. Gourley
P1.33Performance of Microwave Disdrometer Pludix at very high rainfall rates
F. Prodi, D. Magurno, F. Congedo, and G. Trivellone
P1.34The TAPEER 1.5 algorithm: a double constellation implementation
R. Roca, N. Taburet, M. Alcoba, P. Chambon, S. Cloché, C. Dufour, M. Gosset, C. Guilloteau, and E. Lorant
P1.35Optimization of Cloud-Radiation Databases for Passive Microwave Precipitation Retrievals over Ocean
G.-H. Ryu, E.-K. Seo, S.-D. Yang, M. Grecu, G. Liu, S. Hristova-Veleva, Y.-J. Noh, and Z. Haddad
P1.36Evaluation of CHIRPS wintertime precipitation estimates in Iran
R. Saeidizand, S. Sabetghadam, and E. Tarnavsky
P1.37The new PNPR algorithm for the cross-track scanning radiometer ATMS: description and verification study over Europe and Africa using GPM and TRMM spaceborne radars
P. Sanò, D. Casella, G. Panegrossi, A. C. Marra, and S. Dietrich
P1.38Results from IPWG Japan Validation Site
S. Shige, M. K. Yamamoto, A. Sugimoto, T. Mega, T. Ushio, T. Kubota, and M. Kachi
P1.39TRMM Data Improvement as Part of the GPM Data Processing
E. F. Stocker, Y. Ji, J. Kwiatkowski, O. Kelley, J. Stout, and L. Woltz
P1.40High Resolution Model Simulations for MC3E, LPVEx, GCPEx and Olympex: Sensitivity of Microphysics
W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, S. Lang, T. Iguchi, and T. Matsui
P1.41Modified-INSAT Multispectral Rainfall Algorithm (M-IMSRA) for Indian Land Region
S. Upadhyaya, and R. Ramsankaran
P1.42Real Time Monitoring of Global Precipitation from Space: New Technologies Applied to Heavy Rainfall Risk Reduction
D. Vila, and L. A. Toledo Machado
P1.43Combining IR and Lightning for Enhanced Geostationary Satellite Rain Estimates
N.-Y. Wang, and Y. Yu
P1.44Using ground-based observations to investigate precipitation variability across satellite field-of-views
C. R. Williams, W. Petersen, D. Wolff, and V. Chandrasekar
P1.45A Prototype Precipitation Retrieval Algorithm over Land for ATMS
Y. You, N.-Y. Wang, R. Ferraro, and P. Meyers
P1.46Satellite and ground-based observations of mixed-phase precipitation processes
R. Bennartz
P1.47Antarctic Precipitation : Remote Sensing from Surface and Space (APRES3)
A. Berne, B. Boudevillain, C. Claud, M. del Guasta, G. Delrieu, H. Gallée, C. Genthon, J. Grazioli, J. Kay, G. Krinner, T. L'Ecuyer, J.-B. Madeleine, C. Palerme, and N. Wood
P1.48Precipitation characterization from GPM field campaigns to better constrain spaceborne precipitation retrievals of snowfall
P. Borque, S. W. Nesbitt, and G. McFarquhar
P1.49A Database of Single Scattering Properties of Ice Particles at MW and sub-mm frequencies
R. Ekelund, P. Eriksson, and J. Mendrok
P1.50Floating Frozen Particle Orientation Inferred from Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) and Compact Scanning Submillimeter-wave Imaging Radiometer (CoSSIR) Polarimetric Measurements
J. Gong, and D. L. Wu
P1.51Cloud phase and its microwave signatures in snow clouds
M. Harada, S. Shige, and M. K. Yamamoto
P1.52Polarimetric scattering database for non-spherical ice particles at microwave wavelengths
Z. Jiang, Y. Lu, K. Aydin, H. Verlinde, E. E. Clothiaux, and G. Botta
P1.53How to constrain snow particle scattering models? A first approach using triple-frequency radar Doppler spectra
S. Kneifel, A. Battaglia, P. Kollias, J. Leinonen, M. Maahn, H. Kalesse, and F. Tridon
P1.54Status and progress report of the open single-scattering property (OpenSSP) database
K.-S. Kuo, M. R. Lammers, N. Niamsuwan, Z. Haddad, S. Tanelli, and W. S Olson
P1.55Simulations of microwave scattering using realistic snowflake models
J. Leinonen, D. Moisseev, W. Szyrmer, and S. Kneifel
P1.56Documenting microphysical processes of winter precipitation and their connection to Z(S) relations
A. von Lerber, D. Moisseev, D. Ori, J. Tiira, and W. Petersen
P1.57Fast, approximate methods for electromagnetic wave scattering by complex ice crystals and snowflakes
K. McCusker, C. Westbrook, and A. Moiola
P1.58What dual-polarization sub-mm observations can tell us about shape and orientation of atmospheric ice particles
J. Mendrok, P. Eriksson, R. Ekelund, and S. Fox
P1.59An Investigation of Precipitation-Induced Polarization at 166 GHz Observed by GMI
S. J. Munchak, I. S. Adams, and B. Johnson
P1.60Improving Bayesian Precipitation Retrievals for GPM with Non-Spherical Ice Particles
S. Ringerud, G. Skofronick Jackson, M. Kulie, and D. Randel
P1.61The Performance and Validation of GPM's Falling Snow Retrieval Algorithms
G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. J. Munchak, S. Ringerud, and B. Lott
P1.62NWCSAF Preparations for Metop-SG MWI/ICI Instrument Suite
A. Thoss, P. Eriksson, and B. Rydberg
P1.63Quantifying the Snowfall Detection Performance of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager Channels over Land
Y. You, N.-Y. Wang, R. Ferraro, and S. Rudlosky

16.00-16.30 Afternoon break

Session 8 - Science 1: Climate

Chairs: R. Roca, T. Dinku

16.30-16.458.1Global Precipitation - GPCP, TRMM and GPM
R. Adler, G. Gu, J.-J. Wang, M. Sapiano, G. Huffman, D. Bolvin, and E. Nelkin
16.45-17.008.2Using Observational Rainfall Analysis to Examine Model Simulated and Future Projected Changes in Rainfall Extreme Associated with Tropical Cyclone
C.-T. Chen, T.-P. Tzeng, M. Wehner, A. Kitoh, and C.-Y. Tu
17.00-17.158.3A Fundamental Climate Data Record of SSM/I, SSMIS, and SMMR brightness temperatures
K. Fennig, and M. Schröder
17.15-17.308.4Developments within the TAMSAT Group for long-term rainfall monitoring and assessment across Africa
R. Maidment, and the TAMSAT Group

Wednesday 5 October

Session 9 - Science 2: Meteorology

Chairs: A. Geer, P. Chambon

8.30-8.459.1Report on the JCSDA meeting (Invited)
B. T. Johnson
8.45-9.009.2Ice particle scattering/operational aspects for data assimilation (Invited)
A. Geer
9.00-9.159.3Assimilation of cloud and precipitation affected microwave radiance data using the JMA's global NWP system
M. Kazumori
9.15-9.309.4Radar measurement of precipitation in a coastal region of Antarctica
J. Grazioli, C. Genthon, M. Del Guasta, and A. Berne
9.30-9.459.5Analysis and validation of cloud and precipitation microphysical properties of deep moist convection over South Eastern South America (SESA), using observation and modeling tools
V. Galligani
9.45-10.009.6Monitoring atmospheric severe convection from 60 S to 60 N using MHS: A Cloudsat/CALIPSO-based assessment
J.-F. Rysman, C. Claud, and J. Delanoë
10.00-10.159.7Seasonal Snowfall Trends Associated with Shallow Cumuliform Clouds: A CloudSat Perspective
L. Milani, and M. Kulie

10.30-11.00 Morning break

11.00-12.30 Working Group Split Meetings

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

Session 10 - Poster 2: Science and Operations 14.00-16.00

Chairs: C. Kidd and the Poster Award Committee

P2.1On the analysis of rainfall trend across the agro-ecological zones in Nigeria
B. Aganbi, and E. Bello
P2.2Dual-Scale Neighboring Ensemble Variational Assimilation of Satellite Microwave Imager Brightness Temperatures for Typhoon ETAU
K. Aonashi, K. Okamoto, and T. Tashima
P2.3MSWEP: 3-hourly 0.25° global gridded precipitation (1979-2015) by merging gauge, satellite, and reanalysis data
H. Beck, A. van Dijk, V. Levizzani, J. Schellekens, D. Miralles, B. Martens, and A. de Roo
P2.4Analysis of hydrological changes and flood increase in Nier River in Niamey based on the PERSIANN-CDR satellite rainfall estimate and hydrological simulations over the 1983-2013 period
C. Cassé, M. Gosset, and B. Alkaly Tanimoun
P2.5East Africa precipitation variability during recent decades
E. Cattani, A. Merino, C. Wenhaji Ndomeni, J. A. Guijarro, and V. Levizzani
P2.6All-sky assimilation of the SAPHIR microwave sounder on-board Megha-Tropiques within the ECMWF data assimilation system
P. Chambon, and A. Geer
P2.7Typhoon rainfall intensity measurements based on microwave satellite observations using the best performed microphysics scheme from cloud resolving models
Y. Choi, and D.-B. Shin
P2.8A global ETCCDI based precipitation climatology from satellite and rain gauge measurements
F. Dietzsch, A. Andersson, M. Schröder, M. Ziese, and A. Becker
P2.9Using Satellite Rainfall Estimates to Enhance Climate Services in Africa
P2.10Investigating the potential benefit of a microwave sounder on-board a geostationary satellite onto Numerical Weather Predictions at meso-scale
F. Duruisseau, P. Chambon, J.-F. Mahfouf, and R. Roca
P2.11The HOAPS Climatology V3.2 release compared to an extended version based on a 1D-Var retrieval
K. Graw, A. Andersson, M. Schröder, K. Fennig, S. Bakan, and C. Klepp
P2.12The Use of Satellite Rainfall Estimates for Assessing Impacts of ENSO over Tanzania
E. M. Igenge
P2.13Data Assimilation of GPM/DPR at JMA
Y. Ikuta
P2.14The Development and Application of the Community Active Sensor Module
B. T. Johnson, S. A. Boukabara, K. Garrett, and P. van Delst
P2.15Can Satellite data help us understanding Rainfall induced landslides at the global scale?
O. Marc, M. Gosset, and J.-P. Mallet
P2.16On the Land-Ocean Contrast of Tropical Convection and Microphysics Statistics Derived from TRMM Satellite Signals and Global Storm-Resolving Models
T. Matsui
P2.17Assimilation of the GPM-Core DPR reflectivity profiles for Typhoon Halong (2014)
K. Okamoto, K. Aonashi, T. Kubota, and T. Tashima
P2.18An analysis of the forecast performance from UM model for heavy rainfall over the Korean peninsula with rain types classified by AWS rain gauge and lightning data
J. Ryu, B.-J. Sohn, Y.-C. Noh, H.-J. Song, and Y. Kim
P2.19Simultaneous radar and radiometric observation of meteorological elements over the Indian Ocean
R. Sen Jaiswal, M. Punitha, and S. Jeevanandan
P2.20An evaluation of WRF microphysics schemes in simulating the vertical structure of heavy rainfall over the Korean peninsula
H.-J. Song and B.-J. Sohn
P2.21What can we learn on rainfall from SMOS Sea Surface Salinity?
A. Supply, J. Boutin, J.-L. Vergely, A. Hasson, C. Mallet, G. Reverdin, and N. Viltard
P2.22Application of Satellite Rainfall Estimation for Monitoring Drought over Ethiopia
A. Teshome Game
P2.23Hydrological Risk Assessment combining GPM and SWOT missions: a proof of concept research project over tropical basins in Brazil and West/Central Africa
D. Vila, M. Gosset, R. Paiva, A. Paris, and S. Calmant
P2.24An Observational Study of the Variability of East African rainfall linked to Sea Surface Temperatures and Soil Moisture
C. Wenhaji Ndomeni, E. Cattani, V. Levizzani, and A. Merino Suances
P2.25Gauge - CMORPH Blended Analysis: A Long-Term Record of High-Resolution Daily Precipitation over the Global Land from 1998
P. Xie, and S. Wu
P2.26Dual-polarization C-band Radar Measurements and Characterization of Hail in Finland between 2012 and 2015
J. Tyynelä, A. von Lerber, and J.-P. Tuovinen

16.00-16.30 Afternoon break

Session 11 - Science 3: Oceanography and Hydrology

Chairs: R. F. Adler, R. J. Kuligowski

16.30-16.4511.1The Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for 21st Century Open-Ocean Precipitation Measurements (Invited)
Y. Serra, G. J. Huffman, and A. V. Mehta
16.45-17.0011.2The Ocean Rainfall And Ice-phase precipitation measurement Network - OceanRAIN
C. Klepp, J. Burdanowitz, N. Albern, M. Kähnert, and S. Michel
17.00-17.1511.3Rainfall Imprint on SMOS Sea Surface Salinity
J. Boutin, A. Supply, N. Martin, J.L. Vergely, G. Reverdin, and N. Viltard
Hydrology and Water Resources
17.15-17.3011.4How TRMM 3b42 v7 product reproduces the seasonal cycles of precipitation in the different regions of the Amazon Basin?
V. Michot, J. Ronchail, V. Dubreuil, D. Vila, and B. Funatsu

Thursday 6 October

Session 12 - Science 4: Hydrology (cont.) and Health/Drought Monitoring

Chairs: G. J. Huffman, K.-L. Hsu

Hydrology and Water Resources
8.30-8.4512.1Towards operational Hydrology from Space (Invited)
S. Cherchali
8.45-9.0012.2Water resources (Invited)
J. Schellekens
9.00-9.1512.3Developing Precipitation Climate Dataset for Hydro-climatic Applications
K. Hsu, D. Braithwaite, N. Karbalaee, and S. Sorooshian
9.15-9.3012.4Water balance in the semi-arid Cochabamba valleys using satellite precipitation products
O. Saavedra, A. Vallejos, S. Ancalle, and C. Escalera
Health, Drought Monitoring
9.30-9.4512.5CHIRPS and FEWSNet's use of satellite rainfall products for early drought warning (Invited)
C. Funk
9.45-10.0012.6The use of satellite rainfall products for health (vector-borne diseases), natural disasters (floods) and pest management (Desert Locusts) applications (Invited)
P. Ceccato
10.00-10.1512.7Weather based index for insurances (Invited)
D. E. Osgood
10.15-10.3012.8Application of Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates to Drought Early Warning and Agro-Meteorological Risk Assessment
E. Tarnavsky, E. Chavez, and W. Xiong

10.30-11.00 Morning break

11.00-12.30 Working Group Split Meetings

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-16.00 Report from the Working Groups

16.00-16.30 Wrap-up and Adjourn