Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates
This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project
- Need to ground-truth remote observations
- Challenges of obtaining accurate field data
- Local variation in precipitation (esp. in mountainous terrain)
- quantitative skills
- using GIS
- field observations
Context for Use
A detailed lesson plan for Comparisons of NEXRAD radar and precipitation gauge values (more info) is provided by the authors.
This project cost the authors $500 to cover:
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
This project was designed as part of the Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory (more info)
This exercise is described in Woltemade, C.J. and Stanitsky-Martin, D. 2002. A student-centered field project comparing NEXRAD and rain gauge precipitation values in mountainous terrain. Journal of Geoscience Education 50(3): 296-302.