Correlation of BMKG with TRMM for daily and monthly rainfall series in Banten region
Keywords:Correlation, daily and monthly rainfall, spectrum, BMKG, TRMM
Daily and monthly rainfall data series are necessary data for planning purposes in Civil Engineering and other fields. Incomplete rainfall data often occurs, so that rainfall data must be estimated based on rainfall data from several other nearby locations. The addition of rainfall data can lead to inaccurate planning. Rainfall data used for planning in the civil engineering sector is usually taken from the BMKG station. This data is taken from the rainfall station above the ground. Besides, that can also produce rainfall data from TRMM. Can take rainfall data from TRMM at all locations according to a coordinate of location. This rainfall data denotes an average rainfall taken from the satellite approximately 250 meters above the ground surface. An equation will be obtained by comparing the daily and monthly rainfall data from the two data sources. Based on TRMM rainfall, we can use the equation to estimate ground rainfall in a location. In this study, daily rainfall, monthly rainfall, the spectrum of daily and monthly rainfall data from BMKG are compared with rainfall and the spectrum of daily and monthly rainfall data from TRMM. The analysis results show that the monthly rainfall data from TRMM and BMKG correlate better than daily rainfall data.