A Maximum Entropy Modelling of the Rain Drop Size Distribution

@article{Checa2011AME,
  title={A Maximum Entropy Modelling of the Rain Drop Size Distribution},
  author={Ramiro Checa and Francisco J. Tapiador},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={293-315}
}
This paper presents a maximum entropy approach to Rain Drop Size Distribution (RDSD) modelling. It is shown that this approach allows (1) to use a physically consistent rationale to select a particular probability density function (pdf) (2) to provide an alternative method for parameter estimation based on expectations of the population instead of sample moments and (3) to develop a progressive method of modelling by updating the pdf as new empirical information becomes available. The method is… CONTINUE READING

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