Regional Climatology of Precipitation and Cloud from TRMM and CloudSat

To study the regional differences of precipitation and clouds,the whole TRMM domain (36 S-36 N) is divided into 128 regions based on the topography, vegatation and rainfall. Full reports of statistics of precipitation and clouds and the precipitation systems are analyzed using 14 years of TRMM and 5 years of CloudSat observations over various regions. Click links to these regions and find out the details:

  • Asian & Austrilia (boxes# 1-31) (Vegetation type description)
    Location
    Terrain
    Vegetation
    3A25 rainfall
  • America (box # 32-66)
    Location
    Terrain
    Vegetation
    3A25 Rainfall
  • Africa (box # 67-128)
    Location
    Terrain
    Vegetation
    3A25 Rainfall

Click links below for climatology:
TRMM domain (36S-36N)
Tropics (20S-20N)
001: TIBET
002: N_CHINA
003: S_CHINA
004: BUMA
005: NW_PACIFIC
006: SOUTH_IDIAN_OCEAN
007: AUSTRALIA_DRYLAND
008: SE_AUSTRALIA_COAST
009: E_AUSTRALIA_OCEAN
010: MELANESIA
011: INDONESIA_3
012: N_AUSTRALIA_COAST
013: E_PACIFIC_ITCZ
014: PHILIPINE
015: JAPAN_SEA
016: TAILAND
017: S_CHINA_SEA
018: INDONESIA_2
019: INDONESIA_1
020: N_IDIAN_OCEAN
021: BNGL
022: E_BAY_BNGL
023: W_BAY_BNGL
024: W_INDIA_COAST
025: INDIA
026: IRAN
027: NORTH_ARAB
028: IRAQ
029: SAUDI
030: YEMEN
031: ARABIAN_SEA
032: NC_PACIFIC
033: E_SPCZ
034: W_PACIFIC_ITCZ
035: SOUTH_ITCZ
036: SE_PACIFIC
037: INTERAREA_JAPAN
038: NE_PACIFIC
039: NW_ATLANTIC
040: SW_ATLANTIC
041: COAST_ARGENTINA
042: WEST_ATLANTIC_ITCZ
043: INTER_AREA
044: GOLF_MEXICO
045: NW_ATLANTIC_2
046: CUBA_DOMINICA
047: CARRIBEAN
048: FLORIDA
049: EAST_US
050: WEST_US
051: EAST_MEXICO
052: WEST_COAST_MEXICO_
053: C_MEXICO
054: EE_PACIFIC_ITCZ
055: PANAMA
056: ARGENTINA
057: E_BRAZIL
058: CHILI
059: BOLIVIA
060: PERU_COAST
061: S_BRAZIL
062: VENEZUELA
063: E_AMAZON
064: S_AMAZON
065: C_AMAZON
066: N_AMAZON
067: Mount_Mediterranean_Forest
068: Semi_Desert_Algeria
069: Mediterranean_Forest_Desert
070: Western_Sahara_Desert
071: Central_Sahara_Desert
072: Eastern_Sahara_Desert
073: Western_Semi_Desert
074: Eastern_Semi_Desert
075: Desert_High_Terrain_Northern_Sudan
076: Western_Sahel_Semi_Desert
077: Eastern_Sahel_Semi_Desert
078: Ethiopia
079: SE_Ethiopia_Somalia
080: Guinea_Sierraleone_Liberia
081: Dry_Rainforest_Ghana_Togo
082: Savanna_Nigeria
083: Savanna_Central_Africa
084: Rainforest_Cameroon
085: Rainforest_Congo
086: Uganda_Kenya_Tanzania
087: Somalia
088: Mountain_Savanna_Congo
089: Tanzania_Zambia_Mozambique
090: Savanna_Angola_Zambia
091: Botswana_Zimbabwe
092: Mozambique
093: Namibian_Desert
094: Savanna_Botswana_Zimbabwe
095: South_Africa
096: Montane_Forest_South_Africa
097: Canary_Basin_off_Morocco
098: Atlantic_Ocean_off_wSahara
099: Atlantic_Ocean_near_GATE
100: Atlantic_Ocean_GATE
101: Atlantic_Ocean_off_Senegal
102: Atlantic_Ocean
103: Atlantic_Ocean_off_Ghana
104: Gulf_Guinea
105: Atlantic_Ocean
106: Atlantic_Ocean
107: Atlantic_Ocean_off_Angola
108: Atlantic_Ocean
109: Atlantic_Ocean_St_Helena_High_Pressure_Region
110: Atlantic_Ocean_Angola
111: Atlantic_Ocean
112: Atlantic Ocean
113: Atlantic_Ocean_off_South_Africa
114: Mediterranean_Sea
115: Syria_Iraq_Jordan
116: Iran_Pakistan
117: Red_Sea
118: Indian_Ocean_ESaudi
119: Indian_Ocean_off_Somalia
120: Seychelles_Indian_Ocean
121: Indian_Ocean_Comoros
122: Indian_Ocean
123: Mozambique_Channel
124: Madagascar
125: Indian_Ocean_Mauritius
126: Indian_Ocean_off_South_Africa
127: Indian_Ocean
128: Ocean_ NAfica_Spain

Define your own region and find out the behavior of cloud and precipitation:


Latitude: From to range from -36 to 36
Longitude: From to range from -180 to 180
 
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