Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3157–3188, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3157-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3157–3188, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3157-2020

Research article 19 Jun 2020

Research article | 19 Jun 2020

The accuracy of weather radar in heavy rain: a comparative study for Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden

Marc Schleiss et al.

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A multinational assessment of radar's ability to capture heavy rain events is conducted. In total, six different radar products in Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden were considered. Results show a fair agreement, with radar underestimating by 17 %-44 % on average compared with gauges. Despite being adjusted for bias, five of six radar products still exhibited strong conditional biases with intensities of 1–2% per mm/h. Median peak intensity bias was significantly higher, reaching 44 %–67%.