Radar Estimation of Intense Rainfall Rates through Adaptive Calibration of the ZR Relation

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Abstract: Rainfall intensity estimation from weather radar is still significantly uncertain, due to local anomalies, radar beam attenuation, inappropriate calibration of the radar reflectivity factor (Z) to rainfall rate (R) relationship, and sampling errors. The aim of this work is to revise the use of the power-law equation commonly adopted to relate… (More)

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