MPE: Multisensor Precipitation Estimator
The graphics shown in this section are Multisensor
Precipitation Estimates, otherwise known as MPE data, The multisensors
involved at this time are radar and precipitation gages. In the future,
satellite estimates may also be incorporated.
Multisensor Precipitation Estimates are a combination of radar information and actual
precipitation gage measurements. Automated data is blended with human-interactive
quality control techniques for improved accuracy. "MPE" data can provide precipitation
estimates in areas where there are no gages. Data is available hourly, in graphical
format. The data is used for a wide range of applications.
For additional information on MPE, please refer to this PDF document.
To provide feedback on MPE in general, please contact the
|National Weather Service
Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center
Page last modified: March 14, 2005