A Radar Rainfall Data Set for the Baltimore Metropolitan Region
 
Jim Smith, Mary Lynn Baeck, Rich Fulton
 
A radar rainfall data set is being developed for the Baltimore metropolitan region using radar reflectivity observations from the Sterling, Virginia WSR-88D radar and rain gage data from the BES and IFLOWS networks. The initial data set will cover the time period 2000 - 2003, will have a spatial resolution of 1 km and a time resolution of 15 minutes. The basic algorithms used for development of the data set include a Z-R conversion and bias correction using rain gage observations. Sample products will be presented, including 15 minute rainfall rate fields, daily and monthly rainfall accumulation fields and basin-averaged rainfall accumulation time series (for Dead Run and Moores Run).
 
Keywords: rainfall, radar, Dead Run, Moores Run
 

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