Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Item

Note on random raindrops and sampling error

Abstract
A number of variables of interest in precipitation studies can be interpreted as sums of random numbers of random variables, where the summed quantity is a power transformation of raindrop diameter. Included in this category are raingauge measurements and radar reflectivity. A general expression is given for the coefficient of variation of such variables when the number of terms per sum and the transformed variable follow any specified probability distribution. Some simple expressions are obtained for the special case of an exponential distribution of raindrop diameters.
Type
Journal Article
Type of thesis
Series
Citation
Bardsley, W. E. (1980). Note on random raindrops and sampling error. Nordic Hydrology, 11, 1–6.
Date
1980
Publisher
IWA Publishing
Degree
Supervisors
Rights