Diurnal climatology of rain rate over the Kuroshio region

Diurnal climatology of rain rate (color) calculated from GSMaP MVK v.5 (hourly, 0.1x0.1 degree) and sea-surface temperatures (contour) from OISST v.2 (daily, 0.25x0.25 degree) of for a period from 2000-2010 over the Kuroshio region. Contour interval is 2-degree with thick dashed contours for 24 and 26C. The clock in the top left corner is a 24-hour clock for local solar time at 75W. (after Minobe and Takebayashi, 2014, Climate Dynamics in press (accepted July 3, 2014))