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Analytical solutions to sampling effects in drop size distribution measurements during stationary rainfall: estimation of bulk rainfall variables

Author
Uijlenhoet, R.; Porrà, J.; Sempere-Torres, D.; Creutin, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of hydrology
Date of publication
2006-08
Volume
328
Number
1-2
First page
65
Last page
82
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.11.043 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169405006396 Open in new window
Abstract
A stochastic model of the microstructure of rainfall is used to derive explicit expressions for the magnitude of the sampling fluctuations in rainfall properties estimated from raindrop size measurements in stationary rainfall. The model is a marked point process, in which the points represent the drop centers, assumed to be uniformly distributed in space. This assumption, which is supported both by theoretical and by empirical evidence, implies that during periods of stationary rainfall the num...
Keywords
Raindrop size distribution Disdrometer Sampling error Marked point process Edgeworth expansion
Group of research
CRAHI - Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology

Participants

  • Uijlenhoet, Remko  (author)
  • Porrà, J M  (author)
  • Sempere Torres, Daniel  (author)
  • Creutin, J D  (author)