Comparison of rainfall using WSR-88D radar and a dense network of raingages for an extreme rainfall event in northern Illinois

Nancy E. Westcott

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Abstract

The WSR-88D radar performed best for hourly gage rainfall accumulation of less than 13 mm. For larger rainfall accumulations and for locations within 60 km of the radar, the radar significantly underestimated rainfall. Modifying the NEXRAD precipitation algorithm to include larger rainrate improved the radar rainfall estimates within 60 km of the radar, but still resulted in a substantial underestimation of rain amount.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Radar Meteorology
Editors Anon
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Soc
Pages256-257
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period9/7/979/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Westcott, N. E. (1997). Comparison of rainfall using WSR-88D radar and a dense network of raingages for an extreme rainfall event in northern Illinois. In Anon (Ed.), Conference on Radar Meteorology (pp. 256-257). American Meteorological Soc.