Disdrometer measurements during an intense rainfall event in central Illinois: implications for differential reflectivity radar observations.

T. A. Seliga, K. Aydin, H. Direskeneli

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    Abstract

    Empirical relationships for estimating rainfall rate, liquid water content and median volume diameter from radar measurements of reflectivity factor and differential reflectivity are derived from a disdrometer record of a highly variable, heavy rainfall event in central Illinois. Comparisons with relationships representing exponential and gamma model drop-size distributions are made. Simulations, employing these and Z-R relationships for rainfall estimation, are performed. Statistical measures are tabulated for comparing results. These show an excellent agreement between the disdrometer- and radar-derived rainfall parameters when the latter are obtained from the empirical relationships.-Authors

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)835-846
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Climate & Applied Meteorology
    Volume25
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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