Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Research article
01 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2016

HOAPS and ERA-Interim precipitation over the sea: validation against shipboard in situ measurements

Karl Bumke, Gert König-Langlo, Julian Kinzel, and Marc Schröder

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Precipitation over sea: Validation against shipboard in-situ measurements Bumke, Karl; König-Langlo, Gert; Kinzel, Julian; Schröder, Marc

Short summary
Satellite-derived HOAPS and ERA-Interim reanalysis data were validated against shipboard precipitation measurements. Results show that HOAPS detects the frequency of precipitation well, while ERA-Interim strongly overestimates it, especially at low latitudes. However, HOAPS underestimates precipitation rates, while ERA-Interim's Atlantic-wide precipitation rate is close to measurements. ERA-Interim strongly overestimates it in the intertropical convergence zone and southern subtropics.