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Scaling properties of rainfall and their impact on rain rate estimation from weather radar

Sébastien Verrier 1 Laurent Barthès 1 Cécile Mallet 1
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LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
Abstract : In this paper we consider an alternative approach based on the measurements of a Dual-Beam Spectropluviometer (DBS), in Palaiseau (France). This instrument, described elsewhere (Verrier et al., 2011), provides measurements of diameter, fall speed and time of arrival of raindrops. The latter data can therefore be used to compute simultaneous rain rates and reflectivity factors that can be compared without instrument-to-instrument discrepancy.
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Sébastien Verrier, Laurent Barthès, Cécile Mallet. Scaling properties of rainfall and their impact on rain rate estimation from weather radar. ERAD 2012, 7th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology, Jun 2012, Toulouse, France. 5 pp. ⟨hal-00736721⟩

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