Rainfall: State of the Science

Rainfall: State of the Science

Editor(s): Firat Y. Testik, Mekonnen Gebremichael

Published Online: 23 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904818

Online ISBN: 9781118670231

DOI: 10.1029/GM191

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 191.

Rainfall: State of the Science
offers the most up-to-date knowledge on the fundamental and practical aspects of rainfall. Each chapter, self-contained and written by prominent scientists in their respective fields, provides three forms of information: fundamental principles, detailed overview of current knowledge and description of existing methods, and emerging techniques and future research directions.

The book discusses

  • Rainfall microphysics: raindrop morphodynamics, interactions, size distribution, and evolution
  • Rainfall measurement and estimation: ground-based direct measurement (disdrometer and rain gauge), weather radar rainfall estimation, polarimetric radar rainfall estimation, and satellite rainfall estimation
  • Statistical analyses: intensity-duration-frequency curves, frequency analysis of extreme events, spatial analyses, simulation and disaggregation, ensemble approach for radar rainfall uncertainty, and uncertainty analysis of satellite rainfall products

The book is tailored to be an indispensable reference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students who study any aspect of rainfall or utilize rainfall information in various science and engineering disciplines.

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