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Inoue, T., K. Rajendran, M. Satoh, and H. Miura, 2021: On the semidiurnal variation in surface rainfall rate over the tropics in a global cloud-resolving model simulation and satellite observations. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99,
Special Edition on DYAMOND: The DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains
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Plain Language Summary: A 3.5-km mesh Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM) for 26–31 December 2006 simulates the dual peak semidiurnal variation in surface rainfall rate over the tropics. We confirmed this semidiurnal variation of surface rainfall rate from 17-year winter precipitation climatology of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) TMI (TRMM Microwave Imager), Precipitation Radar (PR), and the same 6-day data of Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP), as well as infrared data from geostationary satellites.