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Weather Radar and Hydrology

By: Robert J Moore(Editor), Steven J Cole(Editor), Anthony J Illingworth(Editor)
688 pages, 316 colour & 104 b/w photos and illustrations, 95 tables
Publisher: IAHS Press
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Weather Radar and Hydrology combines developments in weather radar technology with advances in hydrological application. It concerns the monitoring and forecasting of rainfall over space and time, and how the pattern of rainfall is transformed by a varied landscape into surface water runoff and river flow across a city, region or country. Thus it has significant practical application across water resource functions, including flood forecasting and warning, flood design, urban drainage management, water supply and environmental services.

Weather Radar and Hydrology brings together over 100 peer-reviewed papers from the International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH 2011, Exeter, UK) providing a valuable record of current activity in the field. The contributions address: (1) Weather radar theory, technology and systems (2) Rainfall estimation and quality control (3) Rainfall forecasting (nowcasting and numerical weather prediction) (4) Uncertainty estimation (5) Hydrological impact and design studies (6) Hydrological modelling and flood forecasting (7) Urban hydrology and water management applications


- Preface by R.J. Moore et al.        v-vii
- Weather radar for hydrology – the UK experience and prospects for the future Malcolm Kitchen        3-8
- EUMETNET OPERA Radar Data Centre: providing operational, homogeneous European radar rainfall composites Stuart Matthews, Pascale Dupuy, Robert Scovell, Antoine Kergomard, Bernard Urban, Asko Huuskonen, Alison Smith & Nicolas Gaussiat        9-14
- Tri-agency radar networks in Korea: where are we heading? Gyuwon Lee, Sung-Hwa Jung, Jung-Hoon Lee, Yo-Han Cho, Kwang-Deuk Ahn, Bok-Haeng Heo & Choong-Ke Lee        15-19
- Compositing international radar data using a weight-based scheme Thomas Einfalt & Arnold Lobbrecht        20-25
- Estimating weather radar coverage over complex terrain Edwin Campos        26-32
- Evaluation and improvement of C-band radar attenuation correction for operational flash flood forecasting Stephan Jacobi, Maik Heistermann & Thomas Pfaff        33-38
- Emission: a simple new technique to correct rainfall estimates from attenuation due to both the radome and heavy rainfall Robert Thompson, Anthony Illingworth & James Ovens        39-44
- Techniques for improving ground clutter identification J. C. Nicol, A. J. Illingworth, T. Darlington & J. Sugier        45-51
- A probability-based sea clutter suppression method for polarimetric weather radar systems Ronald Hannesen & André Weipert        52-57
- Design of a clutter modelling algorithm based on SRTM DEM data and adaptive signal processing methods E. Gonzalez-Ramirez, M. A. Rico-Ramirez, I. Cluckie, J. I. De la Rosa Vargas & D. Alaniz-Lumbreras        58-63
- Radar bright band correction using the linear depolarisation ratio Anthony Illingworth & Robert Thompson        64-68
- Determining the vertical profile of reflectivity using radar observations at long range Kate Snow, Alan Seed & George Takacs        69-74
- Development of optimal functional forms of Z-R relationships Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu & Chandra Pathak        75-80
- Radar hydrology: new Z-R relationships over the Klang River Basin, Malaysia for monsoon season rainfall Suzana Ramli & Wardah Tahir        81-86
- Simultaneous measurements of precipitation using S-band and C-band polarimetric radars Alexander Ryzhkov, Pengfei Zhang, John Krause, Terry Schuur, Robert Palmer & Dusan Zrnic        87-92
- French-Italian X- and C-band dual-polarized radar network for monitoring South Alps catchments E. Moreau, E. Le Bouar, J. Testud & R. Cremonini        93-98
- Hail events observed by an X-band polarimetric radar along the French Mediterranean coast Erwan Le Bouar, Emmanuel Moreau & Jacques Testud        99-104
- Getting higher resolution rainfall estimates: X-band radar technology and multifractal drop distribution D. Schertzer, I. Tchiguirinskaia & S. Lovejoy        105-110
- Improvement of the dual-frequency precipitation retrieval method for a global estimation of Z-R relations Shinta Seto & Toshio Iguchi        111-116
- Dual-frequency measurement of rain using millimetre-wave radars: initial results Peter Speirs & Duncan Robertson        117-122
- Adaptive phased array radar technology for urban hydrological forecasting C. G. Collier, M. Hobby, A. Blyth, D. J. McLaughlin, J. McGonigal & C. P. McCarroll        123-128
- Quantitative precipitation estimation using commercial microwave links Aart Overeem, Hidde Leijnse & Remko Uijlenhoet        129-134
- Off-the-grid weather radar network for precipitation monitoring in western Puerto Rico Jorge M. Trabal, Gianni A. Pablos-Vega, José A. Ortiz, José G. Colom-Ustariz, Sandra Cruz-Pol, David J. McLaughlin, Michael Zink & V. Chandrasekar        135-140
- Estimation of rain kinetic energy flux density from radar reflectivity factor and/or rain rate Nan Yu, Guy Delrieu, Brice Boudevillain, Pieter Hazenberg & Remko Uijlenhoet        141-146
- Variability of rain microphysics using long-term disdrometer observations Tanvir Islam, Miguel A. Rico-Ramirez & Dawei Han        147-152
- Long-term diagnostics of precipitation estimates and radar hardware monitoring: two contrasting components of a radar data quality management system Dawn Harrison & Adam Curtis        153-160
- NMQ/Q2: National Mosaic and Multi-sensor QPE System Kenneth Howard, Jian Zhang, Carrie Langston, Steve Vasiloff, Brian Kaney & Ami Arthur        163-168
- Quantitative precipitation estimate by complementary application of X-band polarimetric radar and C-band conventional radar Atsushi Kato, Masayuki Maki, Koyuru Iwanami, Ryouhei Misumi & Takeshi Maesaka        169-175
- X-band polarimetric quantitative precipitation estimation: the RHYTMME project Fadela Kabeche, Jordi Figueras i Ventura, Béatrice Fradon & Pierre Tabary        176-181
- Evaluation of the performance of polarimetric quantitative precipitation estimators in an operational environment Jordi Figueras i Ventura, Béatrice Fradon, Abdel-Amin Boumahmoud & Pierre Tabary        182-187
- VPR corrections of cool season radar QPE errors in the mountainous area of northern California Youcun Qi, Jian Zhang, David Kingsmill & Jinzhong Min        188-193
- Toward a physically-based identification of vertical profiles of reflectivity from volume scan radar data Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Hervé Andrieu, Brice Boudevillain & Guy Delrieu        194-200
- Analysis of a scheme to dynamically model the orographic enhancement of precipitation in the UK Selena Georgiou, Nicolas Gaussiat & Huw Lewis        201-206
- Impact of quality control of 3-D radar reflectivity data on surface precipitation estimation Katarzyna Ośródka, Jan Szturc & Anna Jurczyk        207-212
- Real-time adjustment of radar data for water management systems using a PDF technique: The City RainNet Project John V. Black, Chris G. Collier, John D. Powell, Richard G. Mason & Rod J. E. Hawnt        213-218
- Raingauge quality-control algorithms and the potential benefits for radar-based hydrological modelling Phil J. Howard, Steven J. Cole, Alice J. Robson & Robert J. Moore        219-224
- Blending of radar and gauge rainfall measurements: a preliminary analysis of the impact of radar errors Daniel Sempere-Torres, Marc Berenguer & Carlos A. Velasco-Forero        225-230
- Application of radar-raingauge co-kriging to improve QPE and quality-control of real-time rainfall data Hon-Yin Yeung, Chun Man, Sai-Tick Chan & Alan Seed        231-236
- Combination of radar and raingauge observations using a co-kriging method Chung-Yi Lin & Tim Hau Lee        237-242
- Comparison of different radar-gauge merging techniques in the NWS multi-sensor precipitation estimator algorithm Emad Habib, Lingling Qin & Dong-Jun Seo        243-248
- Long-term evaluation of radar QPE using VPR correction and radar-gauge merging Edouard Goudenhoofdt & Laurent Delobbe        249-254
- A 10-year (1997–2006) reanalysis of Quantitative Precipitation Estimation over France: methodology and first results Pierre Tabary, Pascale Dupuy, Guy L’Henaff, Claudine Gueguen, Laetitia Moulin, Olivier Laurantin, Christophe Merlier & Jean-Michel     255-260
- Temporal and spatial variability of rainfall at urban hydrological scales I. Emmanuel, E. Leblois, H. Andrieu & B. Flahaut        261-266
- Comparison of optical flow algorithms for precipitation field advection estimation Thomas Pfaff & András Bárdossy        269-274
- Extending a Lagrangian extrapolation forecast technique to account for the evolution of rainfall patterns over complex terrain Pradeep V. Mandapaka, Urs Germann, Luca Panziera & Alessandro Hering        275-280
- Nowcasting of orographic rainfall by using Doppler weather radar L. Panziera, U. Germann, A. Hering & P. Mandapaka        281-286
- The relationships between the upstream wind and orographic heavy rainfall in southwestern Taiwan for typhoon cases Lei Feng, Pao-Liang Chang & Ben Jong-Dao Jou        287-292
- Use of ensemble radar estimates of precipitation rate within a stochastic, quantitative precipitation nowcasting algorithm Clive Pierce, Katie Norman & Alan Seed        293-298
- Probabilistic forecasting of rainfall from radar nowcasting and hybrid systems Sara Liguori & Miguel Rico-Ramirez        299-304
- PhaSt: stochastic phase-diffusion model for ensemble rainfall nowcasting N. Rebora & F. Silvestro        305-310
- Ensemble radar nowcasts – a multi-method approach Alrun Tessendorf & Thomas Einfal        311-316
- Application of Error-Ensemble prediction method to a short-term rainfall prediction model considering orographic rainfall Eiichi Nakakita, Tomohiro Yoshikai & Sunmin Kim        317-322
- On the DWD quantitative precipitation analysis and nowcasting system for real-time application in German flood risk management Tanja Winterrath, Wolfgang Rosenow & Elmar Weigl        323-329
- Aspects of applying weather radar-based nowcasts of rainfall for highways in Denmark M. R. Rasmussen, S. Thorndahl & M. Quist        330-335
- Use of radar data in NWP-based nowcasting in the Met Office Susan Ballard, Zhihong Li, David Simonin, Helen Buttery, Cristina Charlton-Perez, Nicolas Gaussiat & Lee Hawkness-Smith        336-341
- Quality monitoring of UK network radars using synthesised observations from the Met Office Unified Model Selena Georgiou, Nicolas Gaussiat, Dawn Harrison & Sue Ballard        342-347
- Operational radar refractivity retrieval for numerical weather prediction J. C. Nicol, K. Bartholemew, T. Darlington, A. J. Illingworth & M. Kitchen        348-353
- Assessment of radar data assimilation in numerical rainfall forecasting on a catchment scale Jia Liu, Michaela Bray & Dawei Han        354-359
- Convective cell identification using multi-source data Anna Jurczyk, Jan Szturc & Katarzyna Ośródka        360-365
- Error model for radar quantitative precipitation estimates in a Mediterranean mountainous context Guy Delrieu, Laurent Bonnifait, Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter & Brice Boudevillain        369-374
- Investigating radar relative calibration biases based on four-dimensional reflectivity comparison Bong-Chul Seo, Witold F. Krajewski & James A. Smith        375-381
- A quality evaluation criterion for radar rain-rate data Chulsang Yoo, Jungsoo Yoon, Jungho Kim, Cheolsoon Park & Changhyun Jun        382-387
- Radar Quality Index (RQI) – a combined measure for beam blockage and VPR effects in a national network Jian Zhang, Youcun Qi, Carrie Langston & Brian Kaney        388-393
- Probabilistic rainfall warning system with an interactive user interface Jarmo Koistinen, Harri Hohti, Janne Kauhanen, Juha Kilpinen, Vesa Kurki, Tuomo Lauri, Antti Mäkelä, Pertti Nurmi, Pirkko Pylkkö, Pekka Rossi & Dmitri Moisseev        394-399
- Impact of small-scale rainfall uncertainty on urban discharge forecasts A. Gires, D. Schertzer, I. Tchiguirinskaia, S. Lovejoy, C. Onof, C. Maksimovic & N. Simoes        400-406
- Joint analysis of radar observation and surface hydrological effects during summer thunderstorm events P. P. Alberoni, M. Celano, R. Foraci, A. Fornasiero, A. Morgillo & S. Nanni        409-414
- Observations of hailstorms by X-band dual polarization radar Shin-Ichi Suzuki, Koyuru Iwanami, Takeshi Maesaka, Shingo Shimizu, Namiko Sakurai & Masayuki Maki        415-420
- Multifractal study of three storms with different dynamics over the Paris region I. Tchiguirinskaia, D. Schertzer, C. T. Hoang & S. Lovejoy        421-426
- Weather radar and hydrology: a UK operational perspective Robert J. Moore, Steven J. Cole & Alice J. Robson        429-434
- On the accuracy of the past, present, and future tools for flash flood prediction in the USA Jonathan J. Gourley, Zachary L. Flamig, Yang Hong & Kenneth W. Howard     435-440
- Real-time radar-rainfall estimation for hydrologic forecasting: a prototype system in Iowa, USA Witold F. Krajewski, Ricardo Mantilla, Bong-Chul Seo, Luciana Cunha, Piotr Domaszczynski, Radoslaw Goska & Satpreet Singh        441-447
- Which QPE suits my catchment best? M. Heistermann, D. Kneis & A. Bronstert        448-453
- Study on a real-time flood forecasting method for locally heavy rainfall with high-resolution X-band polarimetric radar information Makoto Kimura, Yoshinobu Kido & Eiichi Nakakita     454-459
- A rainfall–runoff model and a French-Italian X-band radar network for flood forecasting in the southern Alps D. Organde, P. Arnaud, E. Moreau, S. Diss, P. Javelle, J.-A. Fine & J. Testud        460-465
- River flow simulations with polarimetric weather radar M. A. Rico-Ramirez, V. N. Bringi & M. Thurai        466-471
- Using combined raingauge and high-resolution radar data in an operational flood forecast system in Flanders Inge De Jongh, Els Quintelier & Kris Cauwenberghs        472-477
- Comparison of raingauge and NEXRAD radar rainfall data for streamflow simulation for a southern Ontario catchment Rohit Sharma, Ramesh Rudra, Syed Ahmed & Bahram Gharabaghi        478-483
- Potential of radar data for flood forecasting and warning in lowland catchments in Ireland M. B. Desta, F. O’Loughlin & M. Bruen        484-489
- Operational use of nowcasting methods for hydrological forecasting by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute Lucie Březková, Petr Novák, Milan Šálek, Hana Kyznarová, Martin Jonov, Petr Frolík & Zbyněk Sokol        490-495
- Flood nowcasting in the southern Swiss Alps using radar ensemble Katharina Liechti, Felix Fundel, Urs Germann & Massimiliano Zappa        496-501
- Assessment of typhoon flood forecasting accuracy for various quantitative precipitation estimation methods Tsung-Yi Pan, Yong-Jun Lin, Tsang-Jung Chang, Jihn-Sung Lai & Yih-Chi Tan        502-507
- Ensemble nowcasting of river discharge by using radar data: operational issues on small- and medium-size basins F. Silvestro & N. Rebora        508-513
- Influence of rainfall spatial variability on hydrological modelling: study by simulations I. Emmanuel, H. Andrieu, E. Leblois & N. Janey        514-519
- Quantifying catchment-scale storm motion and its effects on flood response Davide Zoccatelli, Marco Borga, Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos & Emmanouil N. Anagnostou        520-525
- Improvement of rainfall–runoff modelling with distributed radar rainfall data: a case study in the Lez, French Mediterranean, catchment M. Coustau, V. Borrell-Estupina & C. Bouvier     526-531
- Representing the spatial variability of rainfall for input to the G2G distributed flood forecasting model: operational experience from the Flood Forecasting Centre David Price, Charlie Pilling, Gavin Robbins, Andy Lane, Graeme Boyce, Keith Fenwick, Rob        532-537
- Countrywide flood forecasting in Scotland: challenges for hydrometeorological model uncertainty and prediction Michael Cranston, Richard Maxey, Amy Tavendale, Peter Buchanan, Alan Motion, Steven Cole, Alice Robson, Robert J. Moore & Alex Minett        538-543
- Distributed flood forecasting for the management of the road network in the Gard Region (France) J.-P. Naulin, E. Gaume & O. Payrastre        544-549
- The AIGA method: an operational method using radar rainfall for flood warning in the south of France Pierre Javelle, Jean Pansu, Patrick Arnaud, Yves Bidet & Bruno Janet        550-555
- Uncertainty estimation of deterministic river basin response simulations at gauged locations Zachary L. Flamig, Emmanouil Anagnostou, Jonathan Gourley & Yang Hong        556-561
- Flash flood forecasting using Data-Based Mechanistic models and radar rainfall forecasts Paul J. Smith, Keith Beven, Luca Panziera & Urs Germann        562-567
- Urban flood prediction in real-time from weather radar and rainfall data using artificial neural networks Andrew P. Duncan, Albert S. Chen, Edward C. Keedwell, Slobodan Djordjević & Dragan A. Savić        568-573
- Contribution of weather radar data to hydropower generation optimization for the Rhone River (France) Benjamin Graff, Dominique Faure, Guillaume Bontron & Sebastien Legrand        574-580
- Relations between streamflow indices, rainfall characteristics and catchment physical descriptors for flash flood events P. A. Garambois, H. Roux, K. Larnier & D. Dartus        581-586
- Radar for hydrological modelling: new challenges in water quality and environment M. Bruen        587-592
- Advances in the application of radar data to urban hydrology Hans-Reinhard Verworn        595-600
- What is a proper resolution of weather radar precipitation estimates for urban drainage modelling? Jesper E. Nielsen, Michael R. Rasmussen & Søren Thorndahl        601-606
- The flooding potential of convective rain cells Efrat Morin & Hagit Yakir        607-613
- Analysis of different quantitative precipitation forecast methods for runoff and flow prediction in a small urban area Alma Schellart, Sara Liguori, Stefan Krämer, Adrian Saul & Miguel Rico-Ramirez        614-619
- On comparing NWP and radar nowcast models for forecasting of urban runoff S. Thorndahl, T. Bøvith, M. R. Rasmussen & R. S. Gill        620-625
- Decision support for urban drainage using radar data of HydroNET-SCOUT Arnold Lobbrecht, Thomas Einfalt, Leanne Reichard & Irene Poortinga        626-631
- Radar-based pluvial flood forecasting over urban areas: Redbridge case study Li-Pen Wang, Nuno Simões, Miguel Rico-Ramirez, Susana Ochoa, Joao Leitão & Čedo Maksimović        632-637
- A new FEH rainfall depth-duration-frequency model for hydrological applications Elizabeth J. Stewart, David G. Morris, David A. Jones & Cecilia Svensson        638-643
- Use of weather radar by the water industry in Scotland Steven J. Cole, Dominic McBennett, Kevin B. Black & Robert J. Moore        644-649
- Impact of Z-R relationship on flow estimates in central São Paulo Roberto V. Calheiros & Ana M. Gomes        650-654
- Derivation of seasonally-specific Z-R relationships for NEXRAD radar for a sparse raingauge network Samuel H. Rendon, Baxter E. Vieux & Chandra S. Pathak        655-660
- Weather radar to predict bathing water quality Murray Dale & Ruth Stidson        661-666

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By: Robert J Moore(Editor), Steven J Cole(Editor), Anthony J Illingworth(Editor)
688 pages, 316 colour & 104 b/w photos and illustrations, 95 tables
Publisher: IAHS Press
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