Remote sensing of rainfall with NEXRAD

Mark L. Walton, James A. Smith, Robert C. Shedd

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Abstract

In utilizing the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) for remote sensing of rainfall, three stages of precipitation processing have been developed by the National Weather Service's (NWS) Hydrologic Research Laboratory (HRL). The Stage 1 precipitation processing occurs within the NEXRAD computer system; it produces quantitative estimates of precipitation, short-term forecasts of precipitation accumulations, and flash flood probabilities. The second and third stages of precipitation processing will occur at NWS forecast offices on systems external to NEXRAD. Stages 2 and 3 will further improve the quality of the precipitation estimates through the use of satellite imagery, additional rain gage data, and interactive quality control at the River Forecast Centers (RFC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands
EditorsRichard H. French
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages304-310
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0872627713
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the International Symposium on Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands and 1990 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 30 1990Aug 2 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Symposium on Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands and 1990 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/30/908/2/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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