Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5607–5623, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5607-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5607–5623, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5607-2021
Research article
17 Aug 2021
Research article | 17 Aug 2021

Something fishy going on? Evaluating the Poisson hypothesis for rainfall estimation using intervalometers: results from an experiment in Tanzania

Didier de Villiers et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 974 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
607 340 27 974 29 30
  • HTML: 607
  • PDF: 340
  • XML: 27
  • Total: 974
  • BibTeX: 29
  • EndNote: 30
Views and downloads (calculated since 22 Jun 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 22 Jun 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 907 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 906 with geography defined and 1 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Latest update: 21 May 2022
Download
Short summary
Ground-based rainfall observations across the African continent are sparse. We present a new and inexpensive rainfall measuring instrument (the intervalometer) and use it to derive reasonably accurate rainfall rates. These are dependent on a fundamental assumption that is widely used in parameterisations of the rain drop size distribution. This assumption is tested and found to not apply for most raindrops but is still useful in deriving rainfall rates. The intervalometer shows good potential.