Shapes and Orientations of Raindrops from 2D-Video Disdrometer, Polarimetric Radar and a Wind-Tunnel Study

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Thurai, Merhala; Bringi, Viswanathan (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373, USA)

Measurements of shapes and orientations of raindrops using 2D video disdrometer have been compared with those derived from a recent wind-tunnel study as well as those inferred from an advanced polarimetric weather radar at S-band, respectively. Results are consistent with each other. This paper presents the quantitative comparisons.