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Detection of microstructure characteristics of liquid atmospheric precipitation with the optical rain gage

Abstract

The described optical rain gage is intended for the measurement and analysis of shadow images of precipitation particles. The device operation capabilities are exemplified in the study of the microstructure of liquid atmospheric precipitation that fell in Tomsk on August 26–27, 2014.

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Original Russian Text © V.V. Kalchikhin, A.A. Kobzev, V.A. Korolkov, A.A. Tikhomirov, 2015, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Kalchikhin, V.V., Kobzev, A.A., Korolkov, V.A. et al. Detection of microstructure characteristics of liquid atmospheric precipitation with the optical rain gage. Atmos Ocean Opt 29, 304–307 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856016030064

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Keywords

  • optical rain gage
  • precipitation microstructure
  • drop size distribution
  • rain intensity