A STOCHASTIC RAIN MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION IN RAIN RATE ESTIMATION.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,710.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12012
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
Interdisciplinary Science Appl
3 Rollins Court, Rockville, MD, 20852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Z. H. Karni
Senior Scientist
(301) 468-8912
Business Contact:
BENJAMIN KEDEM
PRESIDENT
(301) 468-8912
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IN UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT IS LACK OF RELIABLE RAINFALL DATA OR THEIR COMPLETE ABSENCE. RELIABLE RAINFALL DATA IS AN IMPORTANT PARAMETER IN MODELS USED FOR WEATHER PREDICTION, IS OF CONCERN TO ENVIRONMENTALISTS STUDYING THE EFFECT OF ACID RAIN, IS ESSENTIAL FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN MANY OTHER AREAS. A STOCHASTIC MODEL THAT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF RAINFALL PROCESSES IN TIME AND SPACE IS SUGGESTED. SUCH A MODEL IS PROPOSED TO BE USED TO INVESTIGATE THE APPLICABILITY AND USEFULNESS OF THE THRESHOLD METHOD, IN RAINFALL ESTIMATION. THE RAINFALL MODEL WILL SATISFY CERTAIN CONSISTENCY REQUIREMENTS. IT WILL CONSIST OF THREE PARTS; A STATIONARY CLOUD FIELD, A SPATIAL RANDOM RAIN FIELD, AND A MOVING WINDOW. ONCE THE MODEL IS VERIFIED, THE THRESHOLD METHOD WILL BE APPLIED TO THE DATA GENERATED BY IT.

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