New paper on research funded through LA-COE

Evaluation of Radar-Rainfall Products over Coastal Louisiana

Precipitation is one of the major driving factors in natural ecosystems and is highly critical to ongoing and future hydrological, environmental, and ecological planning studies. Although rain gages provide direct and accurate surface rainfall measurement, their point-based observations hinder their ability to provide high-resolution, spatially continuous areal coverage. In addition, the typical spatial sparsity of rain gages can be quite limiting for studies that span large-scale watersheds and ecosystems. The need for reliable information with high spatial and temporal resolutions is more evident over areas that suffer from sparse rain gage availability. Read more here.