Estimation of rainfall using 35 GHz attenuation and differential attenuation: simulations based on tropical raindrop spectra

Kultegin Aydin, S. Daisley

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    Abstract

    A study was conducted focusing on the sensitivities of rainfall estimates from Ah to ΔA to drop oscillations and variations in drop size distributions (DSDs). DSDs were measured with a ground-based disdrometer during TOGA-COARE. In total there were 8804 DSDs. Each distribution was a 1-min sample having more than 10 drops and rainfall rate over 0.1 mm h-1. The resulting data show that rainfall accumulations obtained with the Ah-R relationship is less sensitive to DSD variations and drop oscillations compared to using the ΔA-R relationship.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)703-704
    Number of pages2
    JournalConference on Radar Meteorology
    StatePublished - 1999

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atmospheric Science
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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