Articles | Volume 17
Adv. Sci. Res., 17, 79–85, 2020
Adv. Sci. Res., 17, 79–85, 2020
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020

Optimal grid resolution for precipitation maps from commercial microwave link networks

Remco (C. Z.) van de Beek et al.

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Cited articles

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Chwala, C. and Kunstmann, H.: Commercial microwave link networks for rainfall observation: Assessment of the current status and future challenges, Wiley Interdiscip. Rev.: Water, 6, e1337,, 2019. 
de Vos, L., Overeem, A., Leijnse, H. and Uijlenhoet, R.: Precipitation estimation accuracy of a nation-wide instantaneously sampling commercial microwave link network: error-dependency on known characteristics, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 36, 1267–1283, 2019. 
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Short summary
High-resolution precipitation observation based on signal attenuation in a Commercial Microwave Link (CML) network is an emerging technique that is becoming more and more used. Here a pragmatic method for estimating the optimal resolution is presented. The method is demonstrated using a CML network and a representative precpitation pattern in Stockholm, Sweden. One application would be feasibility investigations in cities considering starting CML-based precipitation observations.