Development of a Technique for Estimating Rain Parameters from Rain Noise Measurements

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Development of a Technique for Estimating Rain Parameters from Rain Noise Measurements

Show simple item record Mani, T K Dr.Pillai, P R S 2011-07-25T10:59:56Z 2011-07-25T10:59:56Z 2006-02
dc.description Dept.of Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract The measurement of global precipitation is of great importance in climate modeling since the release of latent heat associated with tropical convection is one of the pricipal driving mechanisms of atmospheric circulation.Knowledge of the larger-scale precipitation field also has important potential applications in the generation of initial conditions for numerical weather prediction models Knowledge of the relationship between rainfall intensity and kinetic energy, and its variations in time and space is important for erosion prediction. Vegetation on earth also greatly depends on the total amount of rainfall as well as the drop size distribution (DSD) in rainfall.While methods using visible,infrared, and microwave radiometer data have been shown to yield useful estimates of precipitation, validation of these products for the open ocean has been hampered by the limited amount of surface rainfall measurements available for accurate assessement, especially for the tropical oceans.Surface rain fall measurements(often called the ground truth)are carried out by rain gauges working on various principles like weighing type,tipping bucket,capacitive type and so on.The acoustic technique is yet another promising method of rain parameter measurement that has many advantages. The basic principle of acoustic method is that the droplets falling in water produce underwater sound with distinct features, using which the rainfall parameters can be computed. The acoustic technique can also be used for developing a low cost and accurate device for automatic measurement of rainfall rate and kinetic energy of rain.especially suitable for telemetry applications. This technique can also be utilized to develop a low cost Disdrometer that finds application in rainfall analysis as well as in calibration of nozzles and sprinklers. This thesis is divided into the following 7 chapters, which describes the methodology adopted, the results obtained and the conclusions arrived at. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cochin University of Science & Technology en_US
dc.subject Rain en_US
dc.subject Climate en_US
dc.subject Rain Parameters en_US
dc.subject Acoustic Rain Gauge en_US
dc.subject Disdrometer en_US
dc.title Development of a Technique for Estimating Rain Parameters from Rain Noise Measurements en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.faculty Technology en_US

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