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Dual-parameter radar rainfall measurement from space: a test result from an aircraft experiment

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4 Author(s)
T. Kozu ; Commun. Res. Lab., Tokyo, Japan ; K. Nakamura ; R. Meneghini ; W. C. Boncyk

An aircraft experiment has been conducted with a dual-frequency ( X/Ka-bands) radar to test various rainfall retrieval methods from space. The authors test a method to derive raindrop size distribution (DSD) parameters from the combination of a radar reflectivity profile and a path-integrated attenuation derived from the surface return, which may be available from most spaceborne radars. The test results indicate the feasibility of the dual-parameter radar measurement from space in achieving a better accuracy in quantitative rainfall remote measurements

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IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 5 )