Comparison of a radar tracking and station based nowcasting of rainfall

Bora Shehu & Uwe Haberlandt
Radar tracking is a common practice for nowcasting rainfall patterns at the required resolution for urban models. However, due to the discrepancies between radar and gauge capturing technique, fast evolving storms and other sources the forecasted rainfall volumes suffer from high errors. The aim of this study is to compare these forecasted volumes with the ones from a station based forecast in order to understand the benefits or drawbacks of a radar based forecast. The...
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