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Rainstorm characteristics in temperate areas derived from multiple time series of weather radar images

Gabriëlle De Lannoy UGent, Inge De Jongh, Niko Verhoest UGent and François De Troch (2003) IAHS Publication. 282. p.59-65
abstract
To define the spatial and temporal characteristics of rainstorms, 20 time series of weather radar images over northwestern Europe were analysed. The velocity of rainfall events and the direction of movement were determined for 1632 radar images using the cross-correlation technique. A technique was developed to discriminate single rainstorms within a radar image. After calculating the area and perimeter of these rainstorms, different methods to define the dimensions of rainstorms were proposed. Statistical calculations revealed that the dimensions of rainstorms in the direction of the rainfall movement were significantly different from the dimensions in the direction perpendicular to the movement. Rainstorms are composed of several rain cells which are clustered together. In order to describe the occurrence of cell clusters, a new technique was used for localizing cluster centres within a rainstorm. The positions of the cluster centres along and across the rainfall movement follow a Poisson distribution.
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subject
keyword
rain cell clusters, cross-correlation, rainfall movement, weather radar
in
IAHS Publication
editor
Y Tachikawa, BE Vieux, KP Georgakakos and E Nakakita
volume
282
issue title
Weather radar information and distributed hydrological modelling
pages
59 - 65
publisher
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
place of publication
Wallingford, UK
conference name
Symposium on Weather Radar Information and Distributed Hydrological Modelling, held at the 23rd IUGG General Assembly
conference location
Sapporo, Japan
conference start
2003-06-30
conference end
2003-07-11
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000189482200009
ISSN
0144-7815
ISBN
9781901502374
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
208672
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-208672
alternative location
http://iahs.info/redbooks/a282/iahs_282_059.pdf
date created
2008-01-11 10:41:00
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2017-10-18 11:31:14
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  abstract     = {To define the spatial and temporal characteristics of rainstorms, 20 time series of weather radar images over northwestern Europe were analysed. The velocity of rainfall events and the direction of movement were determined for 1632 radar images using the cross-correlation technique. A technique was developed to discriminate single rainstorms within a radar image. After calculating the area and perimeter of these rainstorms, different methods to define the dimensions of rainstorms were proposed. Statistical calculations revealed that the dimensions of rainstorms in the direction of the rainfall movement were significantly different from the dimensions in the direction perpendicular to the movement. Rainstorms are composed of several rain cells which are clustered together. In order to describe the occurrence of cell clusters, a new technique was used for localizing cluster centres within a rainstorm. The positions of the cluster centres along and across the rainfall movement follow a Poisson distribution.},
  author       = {De Lannoy, Gabri{\"e}lle and De Jongh, Inge and Verhoest, Niko and De Troch, Fran\c{c}ois},
  booktitle    = {IAHS Publication},
  editor       = {Tachikawa, Y and Vieux, BE and Georgakakos, KP and Nakakita, E},
  isbn         = {9781901502374},
  issn         = {0144-7815},
  keyword      = {rain cell clusters,cross-correlation,rainfall movement,weather radar},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Sapporo, Japan},
  pages        = {59--65},
  publisher    = {International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)},
  title        = {Rainstorm characteristics in temperate areas derived from multiple time series of weather radar images},
  url          = {http://iahs.info/redbooks/a282/iahs\_282\_059.pdf},
  volume       = {282},
  year         = {2003},
}

Chicago
De Lannoy, Gabriëlle, Inge De Jongh, Niko Verhoest, and François De Troch. 2003. “Rainstorm Characteristics in Temperate Areas Derived from Multiple Time Series of Weather Radar Images.” In IAHS Publication, ed. Y Tachikawa, BE Vieux, KP Georgakakos, and E Nakakita, 282:59–65. Wallingford, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
APA
De Lannoy, G., De Jongh, I., Verhoest, N., & De Troch, F. (2003). Rainstorm characteristics in temperate areas derived from multiple time series of weather radar images. In Y. Tachikawa, B. Vieux, K. Georgakakos, & E. Nakakita (Eds.), IAHS Publication (Vol. 282, pp. 59–65). Presented at the Symposium on Weather Radar Information and Distributed Hydrological Modelling, held at the 23rd IUGG General Assembly, Wallingford, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
Vancouver
1.
De Lannoy G, De Jongh I, Verhoest N, De Troch F. Rainstorm characteristics in temperate areas derived from multiple time series of weather radar images. In: Tachikawa Y, Vieux B, Georgakakos K, Nakakita E, editors. IAHS Publication. Wallingford, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS); 2003. p. 59–65.
MLA
De Lannoy, Gabriëlle, Inge De Jongh, Niko Verhoest, et al. “Rainstorm Characteristics in Temperate Areas Derived from Multiple Time Series of Weather Radar Images.” IAHS Publication. Ed. Y Tachikawa et al. Vol. 282. Wallingford, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 2003. 59–65. Print.