Extreme rainfall events have a large impact on society
and can lead to loss of life and property. Weather radars give quantitative precipitation estimates over large areas with a high spatial and temporal resolution unmatched by conventional rain gauge networks. The current quality of quantitative precipitation estimation with radar and the length of the available time series make it feasible to derive a radar-based extreme rainfall climatology.
A Overeem, I Holleman, A Buishand. Extreme rainfall climatology from weather radar
In: KNMI Triennial Scientific Report 2007-2009, 0--2010, pp6