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Rainfall: State of the Science


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 191

By: Firt Y Testik and Mekonnen Gebremichael

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Dec 2010 | #192846 | ISBN-13: 9780875904818
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About this book

This book offers the most up-to-date knowledge on the fundamental and practical aspects of rainfall. Each chapter, self-contained and written by prominent scientists in their respective fields, provides three forms of information: fundamental principles, detailed overview of current knowledge and description of existing methods, and emerging techniques and future research directions.

The book discusses:
- Rainfall microphysics: raindrop morphodynamics, interactions, size distribution, and evolution
- Rainfall measurement and estimation: ground-based direct measurement (disdrometer and rain gauge), weather radar rainfall estimation, polarimetric radar rainfall estimation, and satellite rainfall estimation
- Statistical analyses: intensity-duration-frequency curves, frequency analysis of extreme events, spatial analyses, simulation and disaggregation, ensemble approach for radar rainfall uncertainty, and uncertainty analysis of satellite rainfall products


Microphysics, Measurement, and Analyses of Rainfall

Section I: Rainfall Microphysics
- Raindrop Morphodynamics
- The Evolution of Raindrop Spectra: A Review of Microphysical Essentials
- Raindrop Size Distribution and Evolution

Section II: Rainfall Measurement and Estimation
- Ground-Based Direct Measurement
- Radar and Multisensor Rainfall Estimation for Hydrologic Applications
- Dual-Polarization Radar Rainfall Estimation
- Quantitative Precipitation Estimation From Earth Observation Satellites

Section III: Statistical Analysis
- Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves
- Frequency Analysis of Extreme Rainfall Events
- Methods and Data Sources for Spatial Prediction of Rainfall
- Rainfall Generation
- Radar-Rainfall Error Models and Ensemble Generators
- Framework for Satellite Rainfall Product Evaluation

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