pyart.retrieve.est_rain_rate_kdp(radar, alpha=None, beta=None, kdp_field=None, rr_field=None)[source]#

Estimates rainfall rate from kdp using alpha power law.

  • radar (Radar) – Radar object.

  • alpha, beta (floats, optional) – Factor (alpha) and exponent (beta) of the power law. If not set the factors are going to be determined according to the radar frequency.

  • kdp_field (str, optional) – Name of the specific differential phase field to use.

  • rr_field (str, optional) – Name of the rainfall rate field.


  • rain (dict) – Field dictionary containing the rainfall rate.

  • Reference

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  • Figueras et al. Long-term monitoring of French polarimetric radar data

  • quality and evaluation of several polarimetric quantitative precipitation

  • estimators in ideal conditions for operational implementation at C-band.

  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 2012.

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