On the Laws-Parsons distribution of raindrop sizes
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 2001 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 639–642, July-August 2001
How to Cite
2001), On the Laws-Parsons distribution of raindrop sizes, Radio Sci., 36(4), 639–642, doi:10.1029/2000RS002369.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 FEB 2001
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 2000
A new analytical function is given for the distribution density of raindrop diameters implied by the measured Laws-Parsons distribution of the volume fraction of water in rain. It yields results that differ importantly from those obtained via the Marshall-Palmer exponential function of drop diameter in the millimeter range of radar wavelengths.