Continued growth of urban regions and more stringent water quality regulations have resulted in an increased need for more real-time information about past, present, and future patterns and intensities of precipitation. Detailed, real-time information about precipitation can be obtained using radar and raingages for monitoring and prediction of precipitation amounts. The philosophy and the requirements for the development of real-time radar prediction-monitoring systems are described for climatic region similar to the Midwest of the united States. General data analysis and interpretation techniques associated with rainfall from convective storm systems are presented.
John L Vogel; Potential Urban Rainfall Prediction Measurement System. Water Sci Technol 1 August 1984; 16 (8-9): 349–362. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1984.0202
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