Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4153–4170, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4153-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4153–4170, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4153-2019

Research article 09 Oct 2019

Research article | 09 Oct 2019

Statistical characteristics of raindrop size distribution during rainy seasons in the Beijing urban area and implications for radar rainfall estimation

Yu Ma et al.

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Short summary
Raindrop size distribution (DSD) information is fundamental in understanding the precipitation microphysics and quantitative precipitation estimation. This study extensively investigates the DSD characteristics during rainy seasons in the Beijing urban area using 5-year DSD observations from a Parsivel2 disdrometer. The statistical distributions of DSD parameters are examined and the polarimetric radar rainfall algorithms are derived to support the ongoing development of an X-band radar network.