Poster Session P8A.16 L-Moment method applied to observed raindrop size distributions

Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Halls C & D (Cairns Convention Center)
Donna V. Kliche, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; and A. G. Detwiler, P. L. Smith, and R. W. Johnson

Handout (410.0 kB)

The parameter-fitting method of L-moments is applied to direct measurements of raindrop sizes collected with hydrometeor imaging instruments, on the armored T-28 research aircraft. We fit exponential, gamma, and lognormal functions to the observed size distributions and use the goodness-of-fit technique to identify the functions that best represent the raindrop size distributions in selected regions of clouds.
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