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Rainfall frequency analyses from radar and satellite estimates over the eastern Mediterranean are compared examining different climatic conditions. Correlation between radar and satellite results is high for frequent events and decreases with return period. The uncertainty related to record length is larger for drier climates. The agreement between different sensors instills confidence on their use for rainfall frequency analysis in ungauged areas of the Earth.
Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2389–2404, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2389-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2389–2404, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2389-2017

Research article 09 May 2017

Research article | 09 May 2017

Intensity–duration–frequency curves from remote sensing rainfall estimates: comparing satellite and weather radar over the eastern Mediterranean

Francesco Marra et al.

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Rainfall frequency analyses from radar and satellite estimates over the eastern Mediterranean are compared examining different climatic conditions. Correlation between radar and satellite results is high for frequent events and decreases with return period. The uncertainty related to record length is larger for drier climates. The agreement between different sensors instills confidence on their use for rainfall frequency analysis in ungauged areas of the Earth.
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