Rainrate estimation in the presence of hail using S-band specific differential phase

Kultegin Aydin, V. N. Bringi, L. Liu

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    Abstract

    Multiparameter radar measurements were made during a heavy rainfall event accompanied by hail in Colorado. Rainfall rates (R) and accumulation for this event were estimated using S-band specific differential phase (KDP), effective reflectivity factor (ZH), and X-band specific attenuation (AH3). These estimates were compared with measurements from a ground based raingage. Both R-KDP and R-AH3 relations were in good agreement with the raingage data, i.e., less than 10% difference in the rainfall accumulations. The R-Z relation produced similar results only when ZH was truncated at 55 dBZ. This study demonstrates the potential of KDP for estimating rainfall rates in severe storms that may have rain-hail mixtures.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages361-362
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
    EventProceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4) - Pasadena, CA, USA
    Duration: Aug 8 1994Aug 12 1994

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    OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4)
    CityPasadena, CA, USA
    Period8/8/948/12/94

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Aydin, K., Bringi, V. N., & Liu, L. (1994). Rainrate estimation in the presence of hail using S-band specific differential phase. 361-362. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Vol 4 (of 4), Pasadena, CA, USA, .