Product Tutorial

TPW products

120 Minutes

Andreas Wirth (ZAMG)

Product Tutorial on Total Precipitable Water Content Products

Published: 7 April 2015

In this module, we will introduce the concept of "Total Precipitable Water" (TPW) and show how satellite-based products help in estimating the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere. The module starts with an overview on measuring principles and algorithms on how to retrieve the water vapour content of the atmosphere. In the second chapter, you will learn more about the different TPW products from geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. Finally you will see some practical applications of TPW products in nowcasting precipitation events.

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Filed under Keywords:

water vapour, TPW, satellite, atmospheric rivers