Accurate precipitation estimation remains a challenge, though it is fundamental for most hydrological analyses. In this regard, this study aims to achieve two objectives. Firstly, we evaluate the performance of two precipitation products from the Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM-IMERG) for Sicily, Italy, from 2016 to 2020 by a set of categorical indicators and statistical indices. Analyses indicate the favorable performance of daily estimates, while half-hourly estimates exhibited poorer performance, revealing larger discrepancies between satellite and ground-based measurements at sub-hourly timescales. Secondly, we propose four multi-source merged models within Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Multivariant Linear Regression (MLR) blending frameworks to seek potential improvement by exploiting different combinations of Soil Moisture (SM) measurements from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and atmospheric factor of Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) estimations, from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR2). Spatial distribution maps of some diagnostic indices used to quantitatively evaluate the quality of models reveal the best performance of ANNs over the entire domain. Assessing variable sensitivity reveals the importance of IMERG satellite precipitation and PWV in non-linear models such as ANNs, which outperform the MLR modeling framework and individual IMERG products.

Beikahmadi, N., Francipane, A., Noto, L. (2023). Smart Data Blending Framework to Enhance Precipitation Estimation through Interconnected Atmospheric, Satellite, and Surface Variables. HYDROLOGY, 10(6) [10.3390/hydrology10060128].

Smart Data Blending Framework to Enhance Precipitation Estimation through Interconnected Atmospheric, Satellite, and Surface Variables

Beikahmadi, Niloufar
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Francipane, Antonio
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Noto, Leonardo
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2023-06-05

Abstract

Accurate precipitation estimation remains a challenge, though it is fundamental for most hydrological analyses. In this regard, this study aims to achieve two objectives. Firstly, we evaluate the performance of two precipitation products from the Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM-IMERG) for Sicily, Italy, from 2016 to 2020 by a set of categorical indicators and statistical indices. Analyses indicate the favorable performance of daily estimates, while half-hourly estimates exhibited poorer performance, revealing larger discrepancies between satellite and ground-based measurements at sub-hourly timescales. Secondly, we propose four multi-source merged models within Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Multivariant Linear Regression (MLR) blending frameworks to seek potential improvement by exploiting different combinations of Soil Moisture (SM) measurements from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and atmospheric factor of Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) estimations, from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR2). Spatial distribution maps of some diagnostic indices used to quantitatively evaluate the quality of models reveal the best performance of ANNs over the entire domain. Assessing variable sensitivity reveals the importance of IMERG satellite precipitation and PWV in non-linear models such as ANNs, which outperform the MLR modeling framework and individual IMERG products.
5-giu-2023
Settore ICAR/02 - Costruzioni Idrauliche E Marittime E Idrologia
Beikahmadi, N., Francipane, A., Noto, L. (2023). Smart Data Blending Framework to Enhance Precipitation Estimation through Interconnected Atmospheric, Satellite, and Surface Variables. HYDROLOGY, 10(6) [10.3390/hydrology10060128].
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