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Rainfall and River Currents Retrieved from Microwave Backscatter

January 1, 2003

The use of CW microwave sensors in yielding information on both river surface velocities and rain rates was discussed. Eight CW microwave sensors were installed at Cowlitz river in Western Washington State in the US. The sensors measured the river surface velocity via Doppler shifts at eight locations across the river. Comparison of the surface velocities derived from the sensors mounted on the bridge with those measured by current meters and acoustic sensors demonstrated good agreement.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2003
Title Rainfall and River Currents Retrieved from Microwave Backscatter
DOI
Authors W.J. Plant, W.C. Keller, K. Hayes, J. Nystuen, K. Spicer
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
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Series Number
Index ID 70025323
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization