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Rainfall and Flow Forecasting Using Weather Radar

  • R. J. Moore
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Abstract

Weather radar networks operated by national meteorological agencies are well serviced in the primary meteorological requirement of daily weather reporting and forecasting. Visual images of the spatial extent and propagation of storms provided by radar are now a familiar feature of such reporting on television. However, the need for quantitative estimates of rainfall to support applications in hydrology and water resources, especially flood forecasting, has not been so well serviced. Hydrologists and meteorologists have sought to improve the reliability of weather radar and to develop “radar hydrology” products characterised by greater resolution in space and time and improved quantitative accuracy.

Keywords

Radar Data Digital Terrain Model Liquid Water Content Flood Forecast Flow Forecast 
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