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Rain rate estimation by simplified method using UHF wind profiler measurement at KMITL
Author(s): Chaiwat Somboonlarp; Nipha Leelaruji; Narong Hemmakorn; Apinan Manyanon; Yuichi Ohno
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a simplified method for rain rate estimation only using simple parameters instead of the fitting or retrieval calculation using data of UHF wind profiler measurement, which operated by Kind Mongkut's Institute of Technology Lardkrabang (KMITL) in Bangkok, Thailand. The simple parameters in this method use only the peak position of rain echo and Doppler velocity of clear air echo from Doppler spectral for estimated rain drop size distribution (DSD), which is more important to calculate rain rate. Doppler spectra of UHF wind profiler at KMITL during the rainy season are used for testing the availability of this simplified rain estimation method. Rough agreement between rain rate estimation from the surface rain gauge and UHF wind profiler at KMITL can be seen at the range of low rain rate. At the range of high rain rate, the estimation by this method does not correspond to the surface rain gauge since the Doppler spectra seems saturated with too strong rain echo.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4152, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment II, (21 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410625
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Chaiwat Somboonlarp, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Nipha Leelaruji, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Narong Hemmakorn, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Apinan Manyanon, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (Thailand)
Yuichi Ohno, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4152:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment II
Thomas T. Wilheit; Harunobu Masuko; Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Editor(s)

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