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- Top of page
- Abstract
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Comparisons of pdfs of rain rate from the TRMM PR and co-located TRMM GV radar data
- 3. Comparisons of pdfs after rain type classification
- 4. Summary
- Acknowledgements
- References

The distribution of rain rate is of great concern for many hydrological applications. Probability distribution functions (pdf) of rain rate can now be obtained from spaceborne radar observations. Effort to evaluate these pdfs using ground observations is described. Copyright © 2005 Royal Meteorological Society