Colorado State University Tropical Weather and Climate Research


GPROF Retrieval

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Tropical Cyclone Precipitation, Infrared, Microwave, and Environmental Dataset (TC PRIMED)


Group Members: Naufal Razin , Michael M. Bell

TC PRIMED is a comprehensive dataset of global tropical cyclone (TC) satellite passive microwave observations. The central components of this dataset are TC-centered 1) multi-channel microwave brightness temperatures inter-calibrated across all available imagers using NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's microwave imager and 2) rainfall retrieval from NASA's Goddard Profiling Algorithm (GPROF). Auxiliary data include nearly coincident geostationary satellite infrared imagery around the satellite overpass time, TC best-track information, ECMWF ERA5 reanalysis fields and derived environmental diagnostics at each synoptic time, and TRMM/GPM precipitation radar variables. This dataset includes 157,400 overpasses of 1996 storms from 1998 to 2018, and will be updated annually.