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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1359-1380, 2017
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Review article
07 Mar 2017
Weather radar rainfall data in urban hydrology
Søren Thorndahl et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of hess-2016-517', Daniel Wright, 02 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to review by Daniel wright', Søren Thorndahl, 11 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Weather radar rainfall data in urban hydrology - referee comment', Remko Uijlenhoet, 17 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC2: 'Reply to review by Remko Uijlenhoet', Søren Thorndahl, 27 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (30 Jan 2017) by Chris Onof  
AR by Søren Thorndahl on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Feb 2017) by Chris Onof  
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Short summary
This paper reviews how weather radar data can be used in urban hydrological applications. It focuses on three areas of research: (1) temporal and spatial resolution of rainfall data, (2) rainfall estimation, radar data adjustment and data quality, and (3) nowcasting of radar rainfall and real-time applications. Moreover, the paper provides examples of urban hydrological applications which can benefit from radar rainfall data in comparison to tradition rain gauge measurements of rainfall.
This paper reviews how weather radar data can be used in urban hydrological applications. It...