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Studies on the quantitative measurement of precipitation by radar

Timo Puhakka

Studies on the quantitative measurement of precipitation by radar

by Timo Puhakka

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Published by [s.n.] in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radar meteorology.,
  • Precipitation (Meteorology) -- Measurement.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Timo Puhakka.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC"925"P84
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p.
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20190169M

    Similarly, a ground-based weather radar is widely used for quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE), especially after the implementation of dual-polarization capability and urban scale deployment of high-resolution X-band radar networks. Ground-based radars are often used for the validation of various spaceborne measurements and products. 1 STUDY OF PRECIPITATING SYSTEMS BY DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR AND TROPICAL RAINFALL MEASURING MISSION PRECIPITATION RADAR Sanjay Sharma (1), G. Viswanathan(2), Ranga Rao (3), Diganta Kumar Sarma(4), Mahen Konwar(5). (1) Department of Physics, Kohim a Science College, Jotsoma, Kohima, Nagaland, India - E-Mail: [email protected]

    The results of a study of the measurement of rainfall by radar at a range of 75 miles are presented. Some of the problems of radar measurements at this range are found to be attenuation and effects of the radar beam's large vertical extent at distant ranges. The analysis of drop-size data from rains at Flagstaff, Arizona. study of rainfall intensities and volumes are listed repeatedly in papers on this subject. A few of these requirements are listed below: (1) While X band radar 6et8 are acceptable, and often deoirabie, for qualitative studies of precipitation, S band radar sets are strongly recommended for quantitative studies.

    Precipitation is a major component of the water cycle, and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the imately , km 3 (, mi 3) of water falls as precipitation each year, , km 3 (95, cu mi) of it over the oceans. Given the Earth's surface area, that means the globally averaged annual precipitation is millimetres (39 in). cally and physically consistent rainfall interpolator in combination with multi-sensor observations. Compared to radar-QPE only relying on low-level precipitation scans, model-based QPE makes use of the full 3D radar observa-tions. Thus, combining models and new observations with 1COPS: Convective and Orographically induced Precipitation Study.


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Studies on the quantitative measurement of precipitation by radar by Timo Puhakka Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract. Radar applications for the measurement of areal precipitation are reviewed. The NSSL signal processing and digital system is described in detail, and techniques are suggested for producing processed data suitable for input in meteorologic and hydrologic by: 4.

In the second phase of the study, the accuracy of radar-measured rainfall amounts over a given area in a given storm were evaluated, when raingages were available in the region adjacent to the given sampling area to establish more accurately the specific relationship between radar reflectivity and surface rainfall in­ tensity in the given storm.

Quantitative precipitation estimations using rain gauges and radar networks: inventory and prospects at Meteo-France J-L Champeaux1, O. Laurantin1, B. Mercier1, F. Mounier2, P. Lassegues2, P. Tabary1 1. Meteo-France – Direction des Systèmes d’Observation 2. Abstract. Accurate quantitative precipitation estimates are of crucial importance for hydrological studies and applica-tions.

When spatial precipitation fields are required, rain gauge measurements are often combined with weather radar observations. In this paper, we evaluate several radar-gauge merging methods with various degrees of complexity: from.

radar. The scope of this study however is in general to illuminate the possibility for integration of the two types of radars and to investigate the potential improvements by combining the two types of radars.

The comparison of the radar measurements are performed on the quantitative precipitation estimate measures by the two types of radars. Introduction. Polarimetric radar (PR) can provide both backscatter and differential propagation phase.

information; therefore, this type of radar has significant advantages over single polarization radar. One of the advantages of PR is quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) by. To be able to compare the precipitation measurements from the two radar systems, both radars have been cali-brated on the basis of the nine rain gauges for the same period from 1 of June to 27th of July 15km 30km 60km Fig.

3 Corresponding precipitation estimates for C - band and LAWR from The LAWR is averaged. This book reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters.

It illustrates the relation of Doppler radar data and images to atmospherix phenomena such as tornados, microbursts, waves, turbulence, density currents, hurricanes, and. Accurate quantitative precipitation estimates are of crucial importance for hydrological studies and applications.

When spatial precipitation fields are required, rain gauge measurements are often. The methods of evaluation of R by radar are based on measurements of the radar reflectivity factor Z at one or two polarizations, on measurements of atten- uation A or on a combination of these two types of measurement.

AbstractThis study demonstrates an implementation of the prototype quantitative precipitation (R) estimation algorithm using specific attenuation (A) for S-band polarimetric radar.

The performance. The difference in the total accumulated rainfall estimated from the rain gauges and the radar-derived total accumulated rainfall (the elevation angle of °) based on the proposed variational approach from the precipitation event from UTC 9 May to UTC 10 May Some quantitative measurements of 3 cm radar echos from falling snow continuous interest since the pioneering studies of radar rainfall estimation has been used for hydrological modelling.

one-hour cumulative rainfall with a spatial resolution of 1 km, and is issued every 30 minutes. Figure 2 shows a sample. Observation data used to produce R/A Both rain gauge and radar data are used to produce R/A.

Although rain gauges measure precipitation amounts with satisfactory accuracy, they can observe only at a single point. The errors in radar quantitative precipitation estimations consist not only of systematic biases caused by random noises but also spatially nonuniform biases in radar rainfall at individual rain-gauge stations.

In this study, a real-time adjustment to the radar reflectivity-rainfall rates (Z-R) relationship scheme and the gauge-corrected, radar-based, estimation scheme with inverse distance. The development and application of operational polarimetric radar (PR) in China is still in its infancy.

In this study, an operational PR quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) algorithm is suggested based on data for PR hydrometeor classification and local drop size distribution (DSD).

Even though this algorithm performs well for conventional rainfall events, in which hourly rainfall. variability of the measurements and precipitation’s own micro-physics, which cause quantitative precipitation estimations to have considerable uncertainty associated to its measuring process.

This paper provides a comprehensive uncertainty analysis intended for radar measurement procedures. A particular case study is analyzed. Weather radar is a sophisticated remote sensing instrument that measures the reflectivity of objects in a given volume of the atmosphere.

Research in the use of weather radar based quantitative precipitation estimation (radar QPE) in hydrologic applications has increased in recent years mainly due to the increasing demand for more refined spatial and temporal resolution of rainfall products.

performance of the Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) fields. Weather radars offer the public efficient means of measuring precipitation remotely. Although the measurements are indirect radar remains the best alternative in capturing the spatial variability associated with precipitation at high temporal and spatial resolutions.

The quantitative use of radar data in both meteorolog-ical and hydrological applications has been limited by errors and uncertainty in the derived surface precipi-tation estimates.

These arise in both the basic measure-ment of reflectivity and from attempts to relate this to the precipitation falling at the ground (see section 2).

If. In many studies, weather radar has been used for quantitative precipitation estimates [ 1 – 3 ] and also to develop monitoring techniques [ 4 – 7 ] and integrated applications of multiple estimation methods that are combined with rain gauge data [ 8, 9 ].

Radar was first used for quantitative precipitation estimation in the late s. High-resolution quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) from radar and satellite combined with rain gauges is one of the most important guides for hydrological forecasts.

Whereas rain gauges provide accurate measurement at a point, remote sensing helps to retrieve the spatial pattern. Saltikoff et al. conducted a recent effort to establish radar‐based quantitative precipitation estimates by comparing data sets obtained from rain gauges, weather radar, and numerical weather predictions (NWPs) already in operation.

In their study, various radar reflectivity equations were employed to obtain gauge to radar precipitation ratio.