Rainfall Spatial Estimations: A Review from Spatial Interpolation to Multi-Source Data Merging
AbstractRainfall is one of the most basic meteorological and hydrological elements. Quantitative rainfall estimation has always been a common concern in many fields of research and practice, such as meteorology, hydrology, and environment, as well as being one of the most important research hotspots in various fields nowadays. Due to the development of space observation technology and statistics, progress has been made in rainfall quantitative spatial estimation, which has continuously deepened our understanding of the water cycle across different space-time scales. In light of the information sources used in rainfall spatial estimation, this paper summarized the research progress in traditional spatial interpolation, remote sensing retrieval, atmospheric reanalysis rainfall, and multi-source rainfall merging since 2000. However, because of the extremely complex spatiotemporal variability and physical mechanism of rainfall, it is still quite challenging to obtain rainfall spatial distribution with high quality and resolution. Therefore, we present existing problems that require further exploration, including the improvement of interpolation and merging methods, the comprehensive evaluation of remote sensing, and the reanalysis of rainfall data and in-depth application of non-gauge based rainfall data. View Full-Text
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Hu, Q.; Li, Z.; Wang, L.; Huang, Y.; Wang, Y.; Li, L. Rainfall Spatial Estimations: A Review from Spatial Interpolation to Multi-Source Data Merging. Water 2019, 11, 579.
Hu Q, Li Z, Wang L, Huang Y, Wang Y, Li L. Rainfall Spatial Estimations: A Review from Spatial Interpolation to Multi-Source Data Merging. Water. 2019; 11(3):579.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hu, Qingfang; Li, Zhe; Wang, Leizhi; Huang, Yong; Wang, Yintang; Li, Lingjie. 2019. "Rainfall Spatial Estimations: A Review from Spatial Interpolation to Multi-Source Data Merging." Water 11, no. 3: 579.
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