Paper 1: Size Distribution Estimation Method using Reflected Laser Light Angle Dependency by Rain Droplets
Abstract: Methods for size distribution estimation and rainfall type discrimination with estimated phase function using measured reflected laser light by rain droplet are proposed. Preliminary experiments are conducted with Laser ranging instrument and spectral radiometer for estimation of size distribution and rainfall type discrimination as well as phase function of scattering by rain drops. Through the experiments, it is found that rainfall type can be discriminated together with rain droplet size distribution estimation.
Keywords: Rainfall; Laser ranging; Marshall Palmer distribution; Rayleigh scattering; Mie scattering; Phase function; Rain drpolet size distribution