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Precipitation challenges knowledge because of its variability at all scales and its evolving interactions with the water, energy, and carbon cycles under a changing climate. It is a key hydrologic flux driving the atmospheric and surface storage, movement, and quality of water. Precipitation not only is the primary source of freshwater, it is also a major driver of natural hazards, and a major component of uncertainty in weather predictions and climate projections.

The AGU Precipitation Technical Committee gathers expertise in hydrology, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing and mathematics to address critical gaps in our knowledge of precipitation:

  1. process changes at convective and orographic scales,
  2. consistent observations for accurate estimation and prediction on a global scale at sufficiently high spatial and temporal resolution,
  3. snowfall, and
  4. closure of the water balance from headwater catchments to continental-scale river basins.
Key science questions addressed by sessions proposed for the upcoming Fall meeting are:
  • How do precipitation processes and regimes interact with the Earth’s water storages from local to global scales?
  • How well do current observations and model predictions capture precipitation variability to meet application needs and effectively monitor the water cycle in remote regions?
  • How do local and regional societies and ecosystems respond to precipitation variability?

    Useful links:
  • NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
  • NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

List of precipitation related sessions at the 2019 AGU Fall meeting

A11E Cloud-Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions and Their Parameterizations in the Context of Weather and Climate I

Seoung Soo Lee, San Jose State University, Meteorology, San Jose, CA, United States
Vaughan T Phillips, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan

A11J Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Radiation Studies over the Southern Ocean II Posters

Greg M McFarquhar, University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and School of Meteorology, Norman, OK, United States
Athanasios Nenes, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and their Impacts (LAPI), Lausanne, Switzerland
Roger Marchand, University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Tom Lachlan-Cope, NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom

A13L Aerosol-Radiation-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions: Linking Regional Air Pollution and Climate Change II Posters

Yu Gu, University of California Los Angeles, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Bin Zhao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Hong Liao, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China; Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Chuanfeng Zhao, Beijing Normal University, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing, China

A23R Multisensor, Model, and Measurement Synergy: “Raising the Bar” for Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation (A-CCP) Posters

Meloe S Kacenelenbogen, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Ralph A Kahn, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Gregory L Schuster, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Jasper F Kok, University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States

A31J Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Through Clouds and Precipitation: Applications to Remote Sensing and Data Assimilation Posters

Benjamin Johnson, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD, United States
Patrick Stegmann, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, Camp Springs, MD, United States

A31T Stochastic Parameterization and Climate Sensitivity in GCMs: Clouds, Precipitation, and Climate Variability Posters

Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Parameterization and Analysis, Pune, India
Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria, Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria, BC, Canada
Xianan Jiang, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hannah Mary Christensen, University of Oxford, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom
Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria, Canada

A41E Extreme Precipitation in Past, Present, and Future Climates I

Markus Donat, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona, Spain
Erich M Fischer, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Paul A O'Gorman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Andreas F Prein, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

A43C Process-Oriented Analysis of Cloud and Precipitation Physics I

Johannes Mulmenstadt, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Matthew R Kumjian, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Kentaroh Suzuki, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Minghuai Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Andrew Dzambo, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States

A52B Advances in Radar Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation: Observations, Data Processing, Weather, and Water Model Applications I

Haonan Chen, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory and Colorado State University, Boulder, CO, United States
Robert Cifelli, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
V. Chandrasekar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Lynn A. McMurdie, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

H22D Space-Based Precipitation Observations, Estimation, and Applications: A Centennial Perspective II

Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Gail Skofronick Jackson, NASA-GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
George John Huffman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Walter Arthur Petersen, NASA MSFC, Science Research and Projects Office, Huntsville, AL, United States
Stephen Joseph Munchak, University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Madison, WI, United States

H51V Using Precipitation Data Sets and Quantifying Associated Uncertainties in Hydrometeorological and Climate Impact Applications II Posters

Paul A Kucera, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Ali Behrangi, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Emad H Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Civil Engineering, Lafayette, LA, United States

H53H Advances in Adaptation Methods for Extreme Precipitation and Flooding II Posters

David R Easterling, NOAA Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States
Yonas Demissie, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Richland, WA, United States

H54F Statistical Characterization and Modeling of Precipitation Variability Across Scales I

Giuseppe Mascaro, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Shih-Chieh Kao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Elena Yegorova, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, MD, United States
Ardehsir Ebtehaj, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States
Viviana Maggioni, George Mason University Fairfax, Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering, Fairfax, VA, United States
Rajarshi Das Bhowmik, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States

TH15F NASA's Decadal Survey Study: Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, Precipitation (ACCP)

Felix C Seidel1Graeme L Stephens2Vickie E. Moran3Arlindo daSilva4Duane Edward Waliser5David M Winker6Scott A Braun7Richard Anthony Ferrare6Joseph F Gasbarre6Dalia Kirschbaum8 and Felix Seidel1, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States(3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States(4)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States(6)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States(7)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States(8)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States


List of precipitation related sessions at the 2018 AGU Fall meeting

Hydrology section (6 sessions):

  • Utilizing Precipitation Data Sets and Quantifying Associated Uncertainties in Hydrometeorological and Climate Impact Applications.
    Conveners: Paul Kucera, Ali Behrangi, Emad Habib
  • Global Precipitation Measurement, Validation, and Applications.
    Conveners: Dalia Kirschbaum, Gail Skofronick Jackson, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Walter Arthur Petersen
  • Hydrometeorological Simulation and Forecasting of Atmospheric Rivers and Their Impacts: Processes, Simulations, and Observations.
    Conveners: Andrew Martin, Charles W Downer, Cary Alan Talbot
  • Statistical Characterization and Probabilistic Modeling of Precipitation Variability and Extremes Across Multiple Scales .
    Conveners: Giuseppe Mascaro, Shih-Chieh Kao, Elena Yegorova, Ardeshir M Ebtehaj
  • Advancing the Understanding of Changes in Precipitation Intensities at the Subdaily Time Step.
    Conveners: Eleonora M. Demaria, David C Goodrich, Gabriele Villarini
  • Advances in Adaptation Methods for Extreme Precipitation and Flooding
    Conveners: Katherine Schlef, David R Easterling, Yonas Demissie, Anna M Wagner

 

List of prcipitation related sessions at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting

Hydrology section (4 sessions):

  • Global Precipitation Measurement, Validation, and Applications.
    Conveners: Yang Hong, Gail Skofronick Jackson, Walt Petersen, Lynn A. McMurdie
  • Utilizing Precipitation Data Sets and Quantifying Associated Uncertainties in
    Hydrometeorological and Climate Impact Applications.
    Conveners: Paul Kucera, Ali Behrangi, Emad Habib
  • Utilizing Long-Term Precipitation Data Records for Understanding Climate Extremes.
    Conveners: Phu Nguyen, Mengqian Lu, Naresh Devineni, Hamed Ashouri
  • Global Hydrological Extremes: From Intense Rainfall to Flash Flood.
    Conveners: S.Z. Samadi, Michaela Bray, Hayley J Fowler