Computation of soil moisture for the central U.S. region using WSR-88D precipitation estimates

Nancy E. Westcott, Kenneth E. Kunkel

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Abstract

The relationship between rainfall and soil moisture estimates computed from newly available real-time radar-estimated, gage, and multi-sensor gridded rainfall was examined. These estimates were compared with those computed using the National Climatic Data center (NCDC) edited daily cooperative rainfall data, for a 9-state region. The comparison revealed that the multi-sensor and the radar rainfall and soil moisture estimates both contain biases that are related to individual radars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages949-952
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 29th International Conference on Radar Meteorology - Montreal, Que., Can
Duration: Jul 12 1999Jul 16 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 29th International Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityMontreal, Que., Can
Period7/12/997/16/99

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Westcott, N. E., & Kunkel, K. E. (1999). Computation of soil moisture for the central U.S. region using WSR-88D precipitation estimates. 949-952. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 29th International Conference on Radar Meteorology, Montreal, Que., Can, .