DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005275
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Abstract: [1] High-resolution (0.1°Â 0.1°) geostationary satellite infrared radiances at 11 mm in combination with gridded (2.5°Â 2.0°) hourly surface precipitation observations are employed to document the spatial structure of the diurnal cycle of summertime deep convection and associated precipitation over North America. Comparison of the diurnal cycle pattern between the satellite retrieval and surface observations demonstrates the reliability of satellite radiances for inferring the diurnal cycle of precipitation, …

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