The Development of a Methodology for Calibrating a Large-Scale Laboratory Rainfall Simulator
AbstractThe objective of this study was to establish a method to calibrate a large-scale laboratory rainfall simulator through developing and implementing an automated rainfall collection system to assess the reliability and accuracy of a rainfall simulator. The automated rainfall collection system was designed to overcome the limitations caused by the traditional manual measurement for obtaining the rainfall intensity and the spatial rainfall distribution in a large experimental area. The developed automated rainfall collection system was implemented to calibrate a large-scale laboratory rainfall simulator. The adequacy of average rainfall intensities automatically collected from the miniature tipping bucket rain gauges was assessed by comparison with those based on the volumetric method using the flowmeter. The functional relationships between the system variables of the rainfall simulator and the simulated intensity and uniformity distribution of rainfall (i.e., operation models) were derived based on a multiple regression approach incorporating correlation analysis on linear and logarithm scales, with consideration of a significance level. The operation models exhibited high accuracy with respect to both the rainfall intensity and the uniformity coefficients. View Full-Text
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Kim, H.; Ko, T.; Jeong, H.; Ye, S. The Development of a Methodology for Calibrating a Large-Scale Laboratory Rainfall Simulator. Atmosphere 2018, 9, 427.
Kim H, Ko T, Jeong H, Ye S. The Development of a Methodology for Calibrating a Large-Scale Laboratory Rainfall Simulator. Atmosphere. 2018; 9(11):427.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Haksoo; Ko, Teakjo; Jeong, Hyangseon; Ye, Sungje. 2018. "The Development of a Methodology for Calibrating a Large-Scale Laboratory Rainfall Simulator." Atmosphere 9, no. 11: 427.
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