Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Research article
12 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2021

Evaluation of the dual-polarization weather radar quantitative precipitation estimation using long-term datasets

Tanel Voormansik, Roberto Cremonini, Piia Post, and Dmitri Moisseev

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A long set of operational polarimetric weather radar rainfall accumulations from Estonia and Italy are generated and investigated. Results show that the combined product of specific differential phase and horizontal reflectivity yields the best results when compared to rain gauge measurements. The specific differential-phase-based product overestimates weak precipitation, and the horizontal-reflectivity-based product underestimates heavy rainfall in all analysed accumulation periods.