Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5699–5706, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5699-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5699–5706, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5699-2016
Research article
29 Nov 2016
Research article | 29 Nov 2016

Performance of post-processing algorithms for rainfall intensity using measurements from tipping-bucket rain gauges

Mattia Stagnaro et al.

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The research presented in this work involves field data analysis, numerical modelling techniques and approaches to a long-standing problem of liquid precipitation measurements: the sampling and the interpretation of the tipping-bucket sensor signal. The present study shows relevant implications of the adopted data processing methods for the accuracy of the rainfall intensity measurements provided by traditional tipping-bucket gauges.