Reference List

Dear reader,

In the following you will find a list of publications dealing with measurements made with a disdrometer in precipitation and also discussing results of raindrop measurements when using simultaneously different measuring devices. Problems of calibration of the disdrometer are treated as well.

As we are interested to update this list, we would welcome it very much if you could provide us with the latest publications about these subjects. Please be aware, that only journal articles of well known journals are considered. Thank you for your support.

Aniol, R., and J. Riedl, 1976: Schwankungen der Z/R Beziehungen und ihre Auswirkung auf die quantitative Radar-Niederschlagsmessung.
Meteorol. Rdsch.,29, 151-159.

Asselin de Beauville, C., R. H. Petit, G. Marion, and J. P. Lacaux, 1988: Evolution of peaks in the spectral distribution of raindrops from warm isolated maritime clouds.
J. Atmos. Sci., 45, 3320-3332.

Atlas, D. and Ulbrich C., 2006: Drop size spectra and integral remote sensing parameters in the transition from convective to stratiform rain.
Geophys. Res. Letters, 33, L16803

Campistron, B., G. Despaux, and J. P. Lacaux, 1987: A microcomputer data-acquisition system for real-time processing of raindrop size distribution measured with the RD69 Distrometer.
J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 4, 536-540.

Donnadieu, G., 1980: Comparison of results obtained with the VIDIAZ spectropluviometer and the Joss-Waldvogel rainfall disdrometer in a "rain of thundery type".
J. Appl. Meteor., 19, 593-597.

Donnadieu, G., 1982: Observation de deux changements des spectres des gouttes de pluie dans une averse de nuages stratiformes.
J. Rech. Atmos., 16, 35-45.

Goddard, J. W. F., S. M. Cherry, and V. N. Bringi, 1982: Comparison of dual-polarization radar measurements of rain with ground-based disdrometer measurements.
J. Appl. Meteor., 21, 252-256.

Haddad, Z. S., S. L. Durdeen, and E. Im, 1996: Parameterizing the raindrop size distribution.
J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 3-13.

Huggel, A., W. Schmid, and A. Waldvogel, 1996: Raindrop size distributions and the radar bright band.
J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 1688-1701.

Jones, D. M. A., 1992: Raindrop spectra at the ground.
J. Appl. Meteor., 31,1219-1225.

Joss, J., and A. Waldvogel, 1967: Ein Spektrograph fuer Niederschlagstropfen mit automatischer Auswertung.
Pure Appl. Geophys., 68, 240-246.

Joss, J., and A. Waldvogel, 1969: Raindrop size distribution and sampling size errors.
J. Atmos. Sci., 26, 566-569.

Joss, J., and A. Waldvogel, 1977: Comments on "Some observations on the Joss-Waldvogel rainfall disdrometer".
J. Appl. Meteor., 16, 112-113.

Kinnell, P. I. A., 1976: Some observations on the Joss-Waldvogel rainfall disdrometer.
J. Appl. Meteor., 15, 499-502.

Krishna, U.V. Murali; K. Krishna Reddy; Balaji Kumar Seela; Ryuichi Shirooka; Pay-Liam Lin and Chen -Jeih Pan, 2016: Raindrop size distribution of easterly and westerly monsoon precipitation observed over Palau islands in the Western Pacific Ocean.
Atmos. Res., 174, 41 – 51

Levin, Z., G. Feingold, S. Tzivion, and A. Waldvogel, 1991: The evolution of raindrop spectra: Comparisons between modeled and observed spectra along a mountain slope in Switzerland.
J. Appl. Meteor., 30, 893-900.

List, R., 1988: A linear radar reflectivity-rainrate relationship for steady tropical rain.
J. Atmos. Sci., 45, 3564-3572.

Loeffler-Mang, M., K. D. Beheng, and H. Gysi, 1996: Drop size distribution measurements in rain - A comparison of two sizing methods.
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 5, 139 - 144.


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