ERAD 2012 - THE SEVENTH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RADAR IN METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY Validation of Composite Polarimetric Parameters and Rainfall Amounts from an X-band Polarimetric Radar Network in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area

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Dual-polarized weather radar provides valuable data for hydrological and meteorological studies, including quantitative rainfall amounts, raindrop size distributions (DSD), hydrometeor types, and information regarding the microphysical processes that take place within precipitation systems (Zrnić and Ryzhkov 1999; Bringi and Chandrasekar 2001; Gorgucci et… (More)

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