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TRMM PR echo-top height and VIRS IR Tb

A joint use of precipitation height (radar echo-top height) and cloud-top temperature (infrared radiance) measured from the space is demonstrated here to be useful for delineating the climatology of tropical precipitating clouds. The dataset analyzed, including more recent observations as well, is archived and open to the general research community.
The archived data are:

README and a sample data file are available for reference.

Feel free to contact Hiro Masunaga at for questions and download instructions.

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