A Preliminary Study of Vertical Radar reflectivity Profiles Over the Odra Basin

MA Rico-Ramirez, ID Cluckie, T Zawislak, W Szalinska

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Abstract

Accurate real-time rainfall measurements are quite important for hydrological modelling and forecasting. Weather radars can give a good estimate of precipitation when the data are properly processed. An important error source in the estimation of precipitation using weather radars is the variation of the Vertical Reflectivity Profile (VRP) of precipitation. In order to improve radar rainfall measurements is important to apply a correction to minimize the effects of the VRP. An X-band vertically pointing weather radar was deployed in Legnica, Poland as part of the FLOODRELIEF project during June 2004 to September 2004 to study the variation of the VRP in this region. Intercomparison studies were carried out with a C-band scanning weather radar located at Pastewnik. This paper presents the preliminary results obtained during this radar experiment over the Odra basin.
Translated title of the contributionA Preliminary Study of Vertical Radar reflectivity Profiles Over the Odra Basin
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovation, Advances and Implementation of Flood Forecasting Technology, Tromso, Norway
EditorsP. Balabanis, D. Lumbroso, P Samuels
PublisherHR Wallingford Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1898485148
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings
Conference Organiser: ACTIF/FloodMan/FloodRelief
Other: Achieving Technological Innovation in Flood Forecasting

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