Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 4, 521–530, 2000

Special issue: HYREX: the HYdrological Radar EXperiment

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 4, 521–530, 2000

  31 Dec 2000

31 Dec 2000

Design of the HYREX raingauge network

R. J. Moore1, D. A. Jones1, D. R. Cox2, and V. S. Isham3 R. J. Moore et al.
  • 1Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8BB, UK
  • 2Nuffield College, Oxford, OX 1NF, UK
  • 3Department of Statistical Science, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT,UK
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Abstract. Dense raingauge experiments in the past have experienced difficulties in the automated recording of rainfall amount and timing which with the benefit of modern instrument technology are now less problematic. The HYdrological Radar EXperiment, HYREX, provided a timely opportunity to design and implement a dense raingauge network in support of rainfall measurement and modelling research studies concerned with the use of weather radar in hydrology. The principles and random function theory underlying the design of this raingauge network over the Brue catchment in south-west England are detailed in this paper.

Keywords: raingauge, design, network, rainfall, flood, spatial correlation