Five heavy small-scale rainfall events in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) were investigated with radar and raingauge data. Special attention was paid to quality check and adjustment of radar data. Attenuation effects could be observed on both, C-Band and on X-Band radar. Adjustment of radar data to raingauge values turned out to be very difficult in the vicinity of heavy local rain cells. For the five affected regions the precipitation was quantified in the form of areal time series and cumulated radar images. As further result of this project, the spatial extent of the precipitation fields was identified and compared with radar and raingauge data.
Comparison of radar and raingauge measurements during heavy rainfall
T. Einfalt, M. Jessen, B. Mehlig; Comparison of radar and raingauge measurements during heavy rainfall. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2005; 51 (2): 195–201. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2005.0048
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