Rainfall retrieval using commercial microwave links in Melbourne, Australia

25 Jun 2019, 14:50
large seminar room (KIT Campus Alpin)

large seminar room

KIT Campus Alpin

Kreuzeckbahnstraße 19 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Poster HyMet CML overview presentations and posters (Day1) Posters with coffee and cake


Jayaram Pudashine (Monash University / Wageningen University & Research)


In this study, we present the first evaluation study of rainfall retrieval using commercial microwave link data for the oceanic temperate climate using one year of received signal level data collected from 115 microwave links (recorded at 15-minutes interval with minimum, maximum and average sampling strategy). The open-source package RAINLINK was applied to retrieve the rainfall intensities confirming that the package can be applied for the average logged data as well. Rainfall intensities for all links are validated with the path-average rainfall intensities obtained from the gauge-adjusted radar product and automatic rain gauges. Comparison of our results showed that average sampling outperforms Min/Max sampling regarding both the occurrences and quantity at a 15-minutes sampling rate for the Melbourne climate.

Primary author

Jayaram Pudashine (Monash University / Wageningen University & Research)


Dr. Adrien Guyot (Monash University) Dr. Aart Overeem (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) Prof. Valentijn Pauwels (Monash University) Dr. Alan Seed (Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria) Prof. Remko Uijlenhoet (Wageningen University & Research) Dr. Mahesh Prakash (Data61, CSIRO) Prof. Jeffrey Walker (Monash University)

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