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Title: Rainfall estimation using polarimetric weather radar
Author: Thompson, Robert John
ISNI:       0000 0001 3531 3881
Awarding Body: Reading University
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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Rainfall is a key observable of the weather, of importance to society. Rain gauges only provide point measurements; for areal rainfall information a radar may be used. Radars measuring just reflectivity (Z) may suffer large errors in derived rainrates due to drop size distribution (DSD) variations. The introduction of dual-polarisation radars to operational networks should lead to improvements in rainfall estimation, although these radars suffer high noise levels in polarisation parameters (~ 0.7 dB in differential reflectivity [ZDR]).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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