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Rainfall Rate Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE)

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Example of the Rainfall Rate product as generated by the GOES-R Rainfall Rate algorithm using Meteosat-8/SEVIRI data on 07 January 2005 12:45 UTC.
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The ABI Rainfall Rate algorithm generates the baseline Rainfall Rate product from ABI IR brightness temperatures and is calibrated in real time against microwave-derived rain rates to enhance accuracy. The algorithm generates estimates of the instantaneous rainfall rate at each ABI IR pixel. The information provided by the QPE will be used by forecasters and hydrologists in flood forecasting. Much of the flooding that occurs is related to some form of convective weather. The higher spatial and temporal resolution available on the GOES-R ABI will be able to automatically resolve rainfall rates on a much finer scale, enabling weather forecasters to produce more timely and accurate flood advisories and warnings.