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Cloud Systems, Hurricanes, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

A Tribute to Dr. Joanne Simpson
Dr. Wei-Kuo Tao
Dr. Robert Adler
Copyright: 2003
ISBN: 9781878220547
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Pages: 234
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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This monograph is a fitting tribute to a true pioneer in tropical meteorology research and describes many of the high points of her illustrious career culminating in her management of the crucial and highly successful TRMM project.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Research of Dr. Joanne Simpson: Fifty Years Investigating Hurricanes, Tropical Clouds, and Cloud Systems

Chapter 2. Joanne Simpson: An Ideal Model of Mentorship

Chapter 3. What We Have Learned about Field Programs

Chapter 4. From Hot Towers to TRMM: Joanne Simpson and Advances in Tropical Convection Research

Chapter 5. Some Views on "Hot Towers" after 50 Years of Tropical Field Programs and Two Years of TRMM Data

Chapter 6. Space-borne Inferences of Cloud Microstructure and Precipitation Processes: Synthesis, Insights, and Implications

Chapter 7 Isotopic Variations and Internal Storm Dynamics in the Amazon Basin

Chapter 8. Cloud Models: Their Evolution and Future Challenges

Chapter 9. Goddard Cumulus Ensemble (GCE) Model: Application for Understanding Precipitation Processes

Chapter 10. Hot Towers and Hurricanes: Early Observations, Theories, and Models

Chapter 11. On the Transverse Circulation of the Hurricane

Chapter 12. Some Aspects of Midlevel Vortex Interaction in Tropical Cyclogenesis

Chapter 13. My View of the Early History of TRMM and Dr. Joanne Simpson's Key Role in Winning Mission Approval

Chapter 14. Dr. Joanne Simpson and the Beginning of the TRMM Project

Chapter 15. Working with Dr. Joanne Simpson while Managing the TRMM Project

Chapter 16. A Short History of the TRMM Precipitation Radar

Chapter 17. The TRMM Measurement Concept

Chapter 18. GATE and TRMM

Chapter 19. Performance Evaluation f Level2 TRMM Rain Profile Algorithms by Intercomparison and Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 20. Status of TRMM Monthly Estimates of Tropical Precipitation