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Andrea Camplani, Daniele Casella, Paolo Sanò, and Giulia Panegrossi

to the five different 10° latitude bins indicated in the legend. The extremely variable snow-cover extent and snow radiative properties in the MW are one of the main issues in the detection and quantification of snowfall by passive microwave observations, which remain among the most challenging tasks in global precipitation retrieval ( Bennartz and Bauer 2003 ; Skofronick-Jackson et al. 2004 , 2019 ; Noh et al. 2009 ; Levizzani et al. 2011 ; Kongoli and Helfrich 2015 ; Chen et al. 2016

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Yagmur Derin, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, and Jonathan J. Gourley

Multisatellite Retrievals for Global Precipitation Measurement (IMERG). IMERG merges available Level-2 passive microwave (PMW) and infrared (IR) precipitation retrievals at a high spatial (0.1°) and temporal resolution (30 min). Yet, multiple uncertainties are associated with Level-2 PMW and IR precipitation retrievals and Level-3 merged SPPs, especially in coastal regions. Precipitation retrievals from PMW observations highly depend on the ability to separate emission and scattering radiances of rain, ice

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Clement Guilloteau, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Pierre Kirstetter, Jackson Tan, and George J. Huffman

assimilate a higher number of microwave observations than the Early product as all microwave observations are not always available with the 4-h latency. The “uncalibrated” precipitation estimates that do not include gauge adjustment from IMERG-E and IMERG-F products are used in the present study. The January 2018–April 2020 period is selected for the evaluation of the satellite products. The March 2018 and March 2019 months are excluded from the analysis because of a high rate of missing MRMS data (or

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