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Development of Radar Tracking Technique for the Short -Term Rainfall Field Forecasting-
Kim, Tae-Jeong; Lee, Dong-Ryul; Kwon, Hyun-Han;
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Weather radar rainfall data has been recognized for making valuable contributions to short-term flood forecasting and management over the past decades. There are several advantages to better monitoring rainfall in ungauged area compared to ground-based rain gauges with which spatial patterns of the rainfall are not effectively identified. Hence, this study aims to develop a new scheme to forecast spatio-temporal rainfall field. The proposed model was based on an advection scheme to track wind patterns and velocity. The results showd a promising forecasting skill with quantitative and qualitative measures. It was confirmed that the forecasted rainfall may be effectively used an input data for a distributed hydrological model.
Flash flood;Weather Radar;Correlation analysis;Short-term Flood Forecasting;
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