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Statistical problems in rainfall measurements from space

Thomas L. Bell

Statistical problems in rainfall measurements from space

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Published by University of Toronto, Dept. of Statistics in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematical statistics,
  • Rain and rainfall -- Tropics -- Mathematical models

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas L. Bell and N. Reid.
    SeriesTechnical report / University of Toronto, Dept. of Statistics -- no. 2 (1989), Technical report (University of Toronto. Dept. of Statistics) -- no. 2 (1989)
    ContributionsReid, N.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC925 B4 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31, [15] p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21316361M

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No method of measuring rainfall over large areas is completely satisfactory because of the extreme variability in rain rates both in space and in time and the lack of practical remote sensing devices with a simple linear response to rain rate. Rain gauges measure rain in the most direct fashion possible, but individual gauges cover only small areas.

Radar and passive microwave methods cover Author: T. Bell, P. Kundu. This book communicates some contemporary mathematical and statistical developments in river basin hydrology as they pertain to space-time rainfall, spatial landform and network structures and their role in understanding averages and fluctuations in the hydrologic water balance of river basins.

A statistical framework for modeling space‐time rainfall using radar and rain gage observations is developed. Three principal tasks are involved in implementing our statistical model.

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