Xバンド偏波レーダーを用いて推定した雨滴粒径分布の時空間構造 [in Japanese] Spatial-Temporal Structure of Retrieved Raindrop Size Distribution from X-band Polarimetric Radar [in Japanese]
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In Japan, X-band polarimetric weather radar network is currently-operated. Polarimetric radar has an advantage over conventional non-polarimetric systems since they measure raindrop-shape-related parameters. In this research, a retrieval methodology of raindrop size distribution (DSD) is used to improve accuracy of quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE). After the accuracy of retrieved DSD is checked through a rain gauge on surface, 3-D drop size distribution of cumulonimbus is retrieved from X-band polarimetric radar. Next, a raindrop evolution model is used to estimate DSD at ground level. The model is used to lessen the gap of rainfall rate between radar observation height and ground level. Grown rate of DSD at ground level is given to rainfall rate estimating algorithm.
- 京都大学防災研究所年報. B = Disaster Prevention Research Institute Annuals. B
京都大学防災研究所年報. B = Disaster Prevention Research Institute Annuals. B 57(B), 314-327, 2014-06