Yang Hong, Jonathan J. Gourley ... Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (July, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1138846503 - ISBN-13: 978-1138846500 ... 

Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications provides graduate students, operational forecasters, and researchers with a theoretical framework and practical knowledge of radar precipitation estimation. The only text on the market solely devoted to radar hydrology, this comprehensive reference: Begins with a brief introduction to radar - Focuses on the processing of radar data to arrive at accurate estimates of rainfall - Addresses advanced radar sensing principles and applications - Covers radar technologies for observing each component of the hydrologic cycle - Examines state-of-the-art hydrologic models and their inputs, parameters, state variables, calibration procedures, and outputs - Discusses contemporary approaches in data assimilation - Concludes with methods, case studies, and prediction system design - Includes downloadable MATLAB® content. Flooding is the #1 weather-related natural disaster worldwide. Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications aids in understanding the physical systems and detection tools, as well as designing prediction systems.

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