Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1359–1380, 2017

Special issue: Rainfall and urban hydrology

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1359–1380, 2017

Review article 07 Mar 2017

Review article | 07 Mar 2017

Weather radar rainfall data in urban hydrology

Søren Thorndahl et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (30 Jan 2017) by Chris Onof
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ED: Publish as is (17 Feb 2017) by Chris Onof
Short summary
This paper reviews how weather radar data can be used in urban hydrological applications. It focuses on three areas of research: (1) temporal and spatial resolution of rainfall data, (2) rainfall estimation, radar data adjustment and data quality, and (3) nowcasting of radar rainfall and real-time applications. Moreover, the paper provides examples of urban hydrological applications which can benefit from radar rainfall data in comparison to tradition rain gauge measurements of rainfall.