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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 93-105, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-93-2019
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 93-105, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-93-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Jan 2019

Research article | 08 Jan 2019

Exploring the use of underground gravity monitoring to evaluate radar estimates of heavy rainfall

Laurent Delobbe et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Nov 2018) by Laurent Pfister
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In this study, we explore the use of an underground superconducting gravimeter as a new source of in situ observations for the evaluation of radar-based precipitation estimates. The comparison of radar and gravity time series over 15 years shows that short-duration intense rainfall events cause a rapid decrease in the measured gravity. Rainfall amounts can be derived from this decrease. The gravimeter allows capture of rainfall at a much larger spatial scale than a traditional rain gauge.
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